Harris and 24 Senators call for full funding of refugee programs

United States Congress, via Wikimedia CommonsSenator Kamala D. Harris. ■ Chronicle news Service U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris joined a letter with 24 of her colleagues to Senate appropriators this week, calling for robust funding for programs affecting refugees and other vulnerable migrant populations. The letter follows President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 which seeks to slash funding for critical humanitarian programs. The President’s proposed cuts would underfund key refugee resettlement accounts at a time when the world is grappling with the largest refugee crisis since World War II. “The United States must not falter in its commitment to humanitarian aid when 65.6 million people are displaced worldwide and

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