#RaiseTheCeiling

Refugees Are Under Attack! And We Need Your Help.

 

On September 17, the Administration announced its intentions to set the annual admissions ceiling for refugees at 30,000 – the lowest ceiling in the history of U.S. refugee resettlement.

The consequences of this decision could be devastating for tens of thousands of refugees, but it won't be final until it is formally authorized by the President. And LIRS officials on Capitol Hill are reporting that a few key leaders in Congress still have the President's ear and may play a crucial role in amending this decision.


Call Your Senators Today and Demand a Higher Ceiling!

This decision is about more than just a number. Right now, the Administration is weighing the lives of men, women, and children  

To find your elected officials, please enter your ZIP Code. If you live in a split district, you may need to enter your full address.

 
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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. The White House is also required to consult with Congress prior to setting the refugee admissions number, but they have not done so.


As a member of Congress, you are uniquely poised to urge the Chairman of the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee -- Senator Chuck Grassley -- to advise the Administration to increase the refugee admissions cap to at least 75,000 in the coming fiscal year.


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 #RaiseTheCeiling.

“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.”