It has been a very difficult time for our country and the world. Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine is indefensible. As President Biden laid out in his State of the Union address, the U.S. is working with European allies to support Ukrainian defensive efforts and apply economic pressure to Russia to cease its invasion. While the Congresswoman has long opposed broad sanctions that could cause indiscriminate harm to civilians, we support President Biden’s targeted sanctions on Putin and his oligarchs. We also strongly concur with the President that U.S. troops on the ground is not the answer.
Additionally, we believe that we must work with our allies to prepare for a refugee crisis on a massive scale, and we have renewed our call for President Biden to raise the refugee cap – so that we can both welcome Ukrainian refugees and the many refugees from across the world whose dire circumstances have sadly not received the same global concern. As Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said last week, “How the world treats Ukraine, and Ukrainian refugees, should be how we are treating all refugees in the United States.”
As this conflict continues, we will provide updates, and we welcome you to share your thoughts with us. In this difficult time, we take comfort in being a part of this wonderful NY-14 community.
Banner Image: Russian Buildings. Image Credit – Social Income.