Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, issued the following statement regarding the Biden administration’s recent announcement of increasing the refugee cap.
“Islamic Relief USA is pleased with President Joe Biden’s declaration to increase the refugee admissions cap from 15,000 to 62,500. This number is far more reflective of America’s generous spirit and past practices of welcoming some of the most vulnerable populations around the globe who are valiantly seeking safe haven and protection. IRUSA has seen firsthand the detrimental effects on people’s livelihoods when they are unable to access safer environments and adequate resources. We look forward to working with the administration to find ways to alleviate refugees’ suffering, strengthen economies to prevent mass population exoduses, and increase global stability.”
Syed M. Hassan
(703) 370-7246; (571) 421-7032 (CELL)
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40countries around the world, including in the United States.
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.