President Donald Trump and the White House on Tuesday will meet with the United Nations refugee agency to discuss efforts to resettle a record 4,000 Syrian refugees in New Jersey.
The administration plans to announce the plan by the end of the week, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The refugees would be resettled in New Brunswick, N.J., the site of the president’s first major visit to the U.S. since he took office.
The refugee plan, which would be included in a report the U-N.
plans to release this week, comes after a surge in the number of Syrians fleeing the civil war in their country.
The president last month signed an executive order directing U.,N.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to create a U.K.-based committee to assess the refugee crisis and respond to it.
The plan calls for setting up a U-Block, a multisectoral, multilateral refugee agency that would work to resettle Syrian refugees around the world.
The U.F.O. would then coordinate the effort with other international agencies, including the U.-N.
and other organizations.
The White House said that if the U,N.-backed committee does not meet the goals set forth in the plan, the president would make it clear in a tweet that the U.,N.
would not allow the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
“It’s time for the U,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 16.
“We need to get the U out of Syria.”
A refugee agency spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the plan will not affect the number that have been resettling in the U – but it does add to the pressure on countries to reschedule or pull back from the program.
“The U. N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been working closely with the government of the United States to provide humanitarian relief for refugees in the region for more than a year,” UNHCR spokesman Mark Serwer told the AP.
“UNHCR has consistently supported the efforts of the Trump administration and the U National Security Council to resuspend the program.”
The president is expected to make his first trip to the United Kingdom this week.
The United Kingdom has taken in more than 4,500 Syrian refugees since the conflict began in 2011.
More than 1,300 have died during the crisis.