Stand up for Refugees

The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. More than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, fleeing war, terror and persecution. Instead of welcoming them in, America is slamming its doors. Ugly rhetoric against immigrants and refugees has reached a fever pitch, with statements coming from public officials, pundits, and political candidates.

The President recently announced that the United States would cap the number of refugees at 45,000 for FY18, the lowest in U.S. history. Raise your voice to let President Trump know that his constituents stand by America’s commitment to be a haven for the persecuted.  Urge the President to increase the number of refugees allowed in the United States in FY18 to 75,000. Now is the time to demand that our leaders sustain America’s bipartisan, centuries-long promise of serving as a beacon of hope for people around the world fleeing persecution.


  • The President Donald J. Trump


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Stand Up for Refugees

Dear [Decision Maker],

I strongly support our country's refugee resettlement program and oppose cuts in the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States.

We have benefited when America lived up to its ideals as a haven for victims of persecution and we have felt the pain and loss when our government tragically failed those ideals. Restricting admission of foreigners from war-torn countries will not make us safer -- instead, it will fuel recruitment to terrorist organizations, including ISIS. Families will continue to be torn apart, instead of brought together.

The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Capping the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. at 45,000 in FY18 will deprive refugees of hope, safety, and the opportunity to restart their lives. For decades, the United States has successfully and proudly resettled refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution. Each of these refugees has been selected and thoroughly vetted. In fact, refugees are the most thoroughly vetted immigrants in the United States, undergoing biographic and biometric checks, medical screenings, forensic document testing, and in-person interviews.

As an American citizen who believes in freedom and inclusivity, I strongly urge you to increase the number of refugees permitted to resettle in the U.S. during FY18 to 75,000 and continue America's bipartisan, historic commitment to welcoming the stranger.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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