U.N. refugee agency hopes resettlement resumes soon to U.S.

The United Nations refugee agency voiced alarm on Monday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend entry of refugees, saying that this week alone 800 people set to make America their new home had been barred, causing anxiety and heartbreak. An estimated 20,000 refugees in “precarious circumstances” would have been resettled to the United States during the 120 days covered by the suspension announced last Friday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. “Those accepted for resettlement by the United States, after a rigorous U.S. security screening process, are coming to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.

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U.N. refugee agency hopes resettlement resumes soon to U.S.