The past four years have seen dramatic declines in the number of refugees resettled in the United States. The previous administration rejected this role, reducing refugee admissions to a historic low of 15,000 people and doing grave damage to the resettlement program itself.
Passing the Guaranteed Refugee Ceiling Enhancement Act, or GRACE Act, would set the minimum refugee admissions number at 125,000 per year, in line with historical norms. This would ensure that no president could ever again choose to set historically low refugee admission numbers. The law would also protect America’s tradition of welcoming those in need of safety and its role as a global leader on humanitarian issues.