In an interview with VOA, the brand new chair of the U.S. Home of Representatives Overseas Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, World Well being, World Human Rights and worldwide Organizations, mentioned, consideration must be centered on what’s inflicting Africans to turn out to be refugees and internally displaced folks.
Battle is, after all, one of many causes, California Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass informed VOA correspondent James Butty. “So resolving these conflicts, so populations wouldn’t really feel that they should flee” is likely one of the solutions, Bass mentioned.
“Local weather-related disaster,” Bass mentioned, additionally contributes to folks fleeing their properties.
Bass, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, mentioned she can also be involved in regards to the remedy of African refugees in the USA.
Quite a few Africans from Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Liberia have acquired Non permanent Protected Standing (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), permitting them to dwell and work within the U.S. The Congresswoman mentioned, nonetheless, she is afraid their standing could also be in jeopardy underneath the Trump administration.
“The entire world has watched this administration administer very racist immigration insurance policies,” Bass mentioned. “I am very involved about that.”