On April 23, 2021, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute and University Professor at The New School, Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, and Kayly Ober, Senior Advocate and Program Manager, Climate Displacement Program at Refugees International discussed the Biden Administration’s refugee policies and proposed actions. NPR’s Deborah Amos moderated.
With the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the capital. A far larger displacement crisis is likely to occur in the coming days. The U.S. response so far has been chaotic, with promises from the President to ensure that U.S. citizens find safety but no firm plans to help all