#WhereRtheRefugees


American leadership on humanitarian matters, including refugee resettlement, has taken a heavy blow over the last two years. 

 

In 2016, the annual refugee ceiling for the U.S. was set at 110,000. Today, the ceiling has been set to just 30,000 refugees — the lowest cap in the history of the United States refugee resettlement program.

 


Call Congress Today and Tell Them You Support Refugee Resettlement!

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Use this as a sample message to give during your call:

 

My name is [Name], and I am your constituent from [City, State]. I am deeply concerned that President Trump has set a new historic low refugee admissions goal of 30,000 for FY 2019.

 

Protecting vulnerable populations is not a zero-sum game; we can and should protect refugees and others fleeing violence and persecution.

 

Refugee resettlement facilitates U.S. diplomatic, national security, and foreign policy interests. Not to mention, it's simply the right thing to do.

 

Our country has both the capacity and responsibility to take in the world’s most vulnerable, and as your constituent, I urge you to add your voice to that of other courageous members of Congress in defending America's legacy of welcoming refugees.

 


Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

You can also tweet @ your Senators/Representatives with the same message, share this action alert with your social networks, and continue to follow this advocacy effort by using #WhereRtheRefugees.

“I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to protect the refugee resettlement program from another drastic cut by the administration. The administration is considering setting the refugee admissions goal at 25,000 for next year, which would be a new all-time low. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, you are uniquely poised to ensure that the administration fulfills its obligation to consult with Congress ahead of deciding how many refugees to welcome in FY19. Please do everything in your power to see that the administration commits to resettling at least 75,000 refugees in 2019. Resettlement is a core American legacy that allows refugees to rebuild their lives. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement. More specifically, please urge the chairs of the judiciary committees, Senator Grassley and Representative Goodlatte, to advocate for a higher admissions goal.”