Originally Published in CNN
Opinion by David Miliband - October 5, 2020
David Miliband is president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian relief organization. He is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom. The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more opinion at CNN.
(CNN) Before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, President Donald Trump was legally bound to decide how many of the world's 26 million refugees will be offered one of the prized and rare places in America's refugee resettlement program. For refugees admitted, the program is their chance to begin their lives anew. And for America it is an opportunity to live out its commitment to be a beacon to the world's most vulnerable and persecuted.