UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced the government’s renewed commitment to resettle “thousands more refugees” from next year, and for years to come.
In a video posted on Twitter, the Muslim MP boasted that since 2016, Britain has resettled more refugees than any other EU state, and that’s “something we’re very proud of.”
Javid went on to say, the intake will “especially” focus on people leaving the “Middle East and Africa.”
According to the government’s website: “The UK will aim to resettle refugees at current levels, adding to the nearly 16,000 refugees who have already found safety here since 2015 under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and the many thousands resettled under other routes.”
"The UK will resettle thousands more refugees starting from next year, and for years to come."
— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) June 17, 2019