‘Welcome Corps’ a potential lifeline for refugees

“The launch of Welcome Corps is a transformative moment for the US, and as secretary Blinken stated, it’s the most significant innovation in US refugee resettlement in the past 40 years,” Miriam Feldblum, co-founder and executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, told The PIE News.

“Expanding access to U.S. higher education with resettlement for refugee students is not only a life-changing opportunity for refugee students, but will unleash [their] talent and potential which will benefit and transform campuses and communities, as greater diversity drives excellence and innovation,” Feldblum said.

The Presidents’ Alliance said it is heartened that the Biden administration’s February 2021 Executive Order is coming to fruition. “We are very excited for the opportunities for college and university sponsorship for refugee students to be announced in the coming months,” Feldblum added.

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