Recommendations for Private Sponsorship Design in an Expanded Community Sponsorship System

Source: Niskanen Center
by staff

“In the aftermath of World War II, the global community recognized its failure to protect victims of persecution and made a powerful commitment to protect the rights of refugees. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, the United States’[s] renewed leadership on refugee protection is a welcome and necessary commitment to revitalizing the Refugee Convention’s humanitarian spirit and sense of shared responsibility for supporting the rights, dignity, and security of all people. After four years of devastating retreat on refugee protection, the United States’[s] commitment to not only restoring this critical lifeline but also innovating the U.S. refugee program through community sponsorship is a promising roadmap for foundational change and hope.” (06/10/21)