Washington, D.C. — Today, on the heels of World Refugee Day (June 20), U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) joined his colleagues in unveiling a resolution reaffirming the United States’ commitment to promote the welfare of refugees and displaced persons worldwide – including children – as they flee conflict, persecution, and torture.
As Putin’s illegal siege on Ukraine continues to displace millions, the bicameral resolution underscores the magnitude of the global refugee crisis and the significance of the U.S.’ leadership in international humanitarian efforts as a champion for those without sufficient material, social, or legal protections.
“Refugees fleeing the most dangerous parts of the world have a long history of giving back to our country and our communities. As countless individuals, families, and children around the world flee persecution and violence, the United States must continue to play a leading role in supporting those displaced by political, environmental, and humanitarian crises. I’m proud to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to defending the dignity and welfare of refugees,” Senator Reverend Warnock said.
Joining Senator Warnock in cosponsoring the legislation were Foreign Relations Chairman Menendez (D-N.J.), Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
Find a copy of the resolution HERE.