U.S. to resettle more child refugees fleeing violence around the world
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News (February 11, 2021)
President Biden recently unveiled a proposal submitted to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees seeking to raise the number of unaccompanied refugee children coming to the U.S. fleeing violence. Refugee resettlement was at an all-time low during President Trump’s time in office, and as of the current fiscal year, no refugee minors have been resettled. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the two organizations that work with the government on this issue, are asking for allotting approximately 1% of all refugee spots to unaccompanied minors.