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IRC responds to US presidential race being called for Joe Biden

The American people have spoken and the election has been called for Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States. The IRC looks forward to working constructively with the new Administration, using our experience and expertise to support evidence-based policy making that honors America’s deepest traditions of humanitarian leadership and care for the most vulnerable. Refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants have helped build the country, and we look forward to rebuilding bipartisan support for this most-distinctive of national characteristics.

The Biden campaign has made bold commitments to welcome 125,000 refugees annually, reverse policies that devastated asylum-seeking families, and support crisis populations around the world. We look forward to these important policies being turned into action. With the COVID-19 pandemic scarring communities in America and around the world, this kind of leadership has never been more needed. It is part of renewing the country, not separate from it.

National progress is made of the actions of tens of millions of people. We look forward to our staff and those we serve being a further part of this story. 


About the IRC

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue-uk.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.