About a month ago, President Barrack Obama designated up to $70 million from specific funds in order to address the “urgent refugee and migration needs.”
This money is being used due to the President’s commitment of bringing 85,000 refugees from around the world to the United States. Which is up from 70,000 last year. It’s said that the money was taken from a fund in congress. This fund is specifically made for emergencies with refugees.
The intended recipients of the aid, geographic targets, and locations, are not specified. It is said however, that the money is being used to pay for up to 10,000 refugees. Including migrants coming from Iraq, Syria and others seeking humanitarian relief.
Obama said that the money is used for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The House Of Representatives approved legislation that called for a pause in the program. This allows refugees in the United States from Iraq and Syria and other countries. Senate has not yet acted on this.
70 million people travel to the U.S. every year. A senior official in the white house stated that people, are vetted in a program that can at times be two years, before they are allowed in the United States. Lets hope this is for the good and these refugees, aren’t here to harm the west.
Isaac J. Hall II