The United States will restart refugee admissions to the U.S. this week as it lifts a freeze that went into effect late last year. As of Jan. 11, it’s business as usual for refugee admissions to the U.S., meaning that those who have successfully been vetted may be allowed to enter the U.S.
To accommodate evacuees from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration previously put a halt on all other refugee admissions to the U.S. unless they met specific exceptions. The purpose of the freeze was to divert resources toward focusing on evacuating refugees from Afghanistan as the Taliban retook the country.
Nearly 55,000 Afghans are resettled in the U.S. and as many as 125,000 refugees worldwide can be resettled in the U.S. during fiscal year 2022.
If you or a loved one requires legal immigration assistance as a refugee, Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC may be able to help.
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