U.S. looking to bring in 5,000 refugees through ‘Welcome Corps’ private refugee sponsorship program in 2023: White House

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Monday the U.S. State Department has launched a private refugee sponsorship program called the “Welcome Corps”, allowing groups of Americans to directly sponsor refugees for resettlement in the United States. The program will aim to find 10,000 U.S. sponsors for 5,000 refugees in fiscal year 2023, which ends on Sept. 30, as each group could support multiple arrivals.