The U.S. will take in up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war

March 24, 2022 - 9:33am EDT
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The United States will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and other displaced people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, a senior administration official told reporters traveling with President Biden.

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