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Private Sponsorship Program Introduced for Refugees

By February 1, 2023February 14th, 2023No Comments

Recently, there have been a number of private sponsorship programs introduced for refugees. Among these programs is one recognized by the name, Welcome Corps Program. Through these private sponsorship programs, individuals and organizations get the ability to sponsor refugees that enter the United States. By sponsoring these refugees, they agree to provide them with safety and a new home. In private sponsorship programs, it is the sponsors who actively participate in the initiatives who welcome refugees into their nation and provide them with a home.

The Welcome Corps Program, which enables citizens of the United States to seek out and sponsor a refugee person or family coming to this nation, was first introduced in January of 2023. For now, this private sponsorship program may only seek to be paired with a refugee case that has already been referred to and is currently being processed by the United States Refugee Admissions Program. However, the United States government is planning to introduce a new element to this program later this year which will enable them to select a specific refugee or group of refugees that they want to sponsor regardless of if they already have a case being processed. For now, this option is not currently accessible.

Among the refugees that the U.S. has offered help to include Afghan comrades, Ukrainians affected by the war, Venezuelans, and other individuals escaping persecution and oppression in their home countries throughout the last year. By developing a long-lasting program allowing Americans in communities around the nation to privately sponsor refugees from all over the globe, the Welcome Corps is able to build on this nation’s generous nature.

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