The United States is expected to announce that it will accept 100,000 refugees from Ukraine and other nations who have been displaced by the Russian invasion, according to a new report.
This is not clear now when the announcement will be made, but sources at NBC News reported that the pending policy to accept Ukraine migrants is discussed with the leaders. President Joe Biden also joined the NATO leaders in Belarus for an emergency summit on Thursday.
The report states that Ukrainians who already have families in the USA will be given priority for resettlement in the United States. The President Biden administration is expected to use the dispensation of immigrant and non-immigrant visas, as well as the Refugee Admission Program to support these efforts.
More than 3.6 million people have already fled from Ukraine since the invasion began on Feb. 24, according to United Nations Refugee Agency.
President Joe Biden and 29 other NATO leaders were present in Belarus to discuss the next steps in their response to Russia’s invasion, this an include additional sanctions, as well as the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering the use of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons to jump-start his forces’ stalled invasion.
The president is scheduled to meet later Thursday with leaders of both the G-7 group of industrialized nations and the European Union.