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The United States will accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and is pledging $1 billion in additional humanitarian aid as the war in Ukraine continues. In a statement, the White House said “The United States will use the full range of legal pathways to bring Ukrainians to the United States including the [use] of the US refugee resettlement program.”

The news comes after neighboring European nations have called on other nations to do more as new numbers reveal that 3.5 million Ukrainians have fled since the war began on February 24th. Following the announcement that the United States will accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, a senior Biden administration official said “we recognize that some number of Ukrainians who have fled may wish to come to the United States temporarily.”


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