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Stand for Welcome with Migrants and Refugees
Urgent: Call to Increase the U.S. Refugee Admissions Goal
The Administration has announced the number of
refugees the U.S. will admit in the next fiscal year, and it is the lowest in U.S. history.
We know that the United States is capable of doing far more – that’s why WE
NEED YOU to tell your members of Congress AND the President that you support:
An admissions goal of at least 75,000 refugees being protected and welcomed into the U.S.
in the coming fiscal year.
Let’s push the President and Congress to do what
we know we’re capable of.
Call both your
Senators AND Representative at 1-866-940-2439
Please call three
times to be connected with your Representative and both of your Senators.
AND don’t forget
to call the White House at 202-456-1111
I’m your constituent
from (CITY/STATE), and I am calling
to express my deep disappointment that the President set the lowest refugee
admissions ceiling since the start of the U.S. refugee program. I urge (Member’s Name) to publicly call on the
President to raise the admissions ceiling for this year to at least 75,000, and
to join other members of Congress in finding ways to encourage the President to
We can and must
protect both refugees and asylum-seekers. Failing to ensure robust refugee
resettlement in the midst of the worst global displacement crisis will only
increase irregular migration and trafficking. I also ask that (Member’s name) conduct rigorous
oversight to ensure that we reach the 45,000 ceiling that the Administration
has now committed too – while this is a wholly unacceptable number, we must
ensure we protect at least this amount this year.
My community welcomes
refugees, and wants to help them – I encourage (Member’s Name) to stand up for what is right, and protect this life-saving
you feel comfortable, share a personal story about why helping and welcoming
refugees is important to you (your faith, your community, your business, your
family or background etc.) Let them know the specific ways that refugees are
welcomed into your community, congregations, and why refugee protection is so
important to you. Make it personal!
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