U.S. resumes refugee admissions after temporary pause
Refugee admissions to the US will restart this week after a temporary freeze put in place late last year to focus on the resettlement of Afghan refugees.
The purpose behind the freeze was to help agencies focus on Afghans who had been evacuated and arrived in the US.
About 55,000 Afghans were resettled nationwide and around 20,500 people remain at domestic military bases as of January 6, 2022.
Beginning this week,
Refugees from around the world who have completed all processing and checks will be allowed to come to the US.