#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. But the President has taken this even further, threatening to set the ceiling at zero for the coming year.

 


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’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. [As a person of faith] I am deeply concerned of the low refugee admissions in fiscal year 2019. Protecting vulnerable populations is not a zero-sum game. Refugee resettlement facilitates U.S. diplomatic, national security, and foreign policy interests.

 

We can and should protect refugees and others fleeing violence and persecution.

 

The White House is required to consult with Congress prior to setting the refugee admissions number. As a member of Congress, you are uniquely poised to advise the Administration to increase the refugee admissions cap to at least 95,000 in the coming fiscal year.

 

Our country has both the capacity and responsibility to take in the world’s most vulnerable. As your constituent, I urge you to choose policies that provide refuge for vulnerable individuals seeking protection and defend America's legacy of welcoming refugees, and reach out to the President and members of the Judiciary Committee to tell them that your community welcomes refugees.

 

My community/congregation welcomes refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants, and I urge you to represent us accordingly. 


Thank you for your time and consideration.


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