Wednesday, March 28, 2018

National Call-in Day for Refugees – Contact Your Members of Congress Today!

Image result for relocation of refugees united statesTELL CONGRESS to Hold the Administration Accountable to Resettling at Least 45,000 Refugees in FY 2018

Background: We live in a time with an unprecedented 65 million people displaced around the world, including 22.5 million refugees – the highest number in recorded history. With global need at its highest, the Trump administration has reversed our nation’s history as a world leader in refugee protection and resettlement, setting an all-time low refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2018 at 45,000. What’s worse, the administration is only on track to resettle 20,000 refugees this year, not even meeting their own goal.

By March 31st, the halfway point for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the administration will have resettled less than 10,000 refugees. This amounts to a broken promise to tens of thousands of refugees who face the most rigorous security vetting and medical screening process of any traveler to the United States. Resettlement is reserved only for refugees who cannot return to their home countries or rebuild their lives in the country where they first fled. While families remain separated and refugees wait – at times in very unsafe conditions – the administration has imposed a series of bans to dismantle the refugee resettlement program. We have a moral responsibility to hold the administration accountable to resettling at least 45,000 refugees this fiscal year, and to urge them to set the admissions goal for FY19 for at least 75,000.

TELL CONGRESS to Hold the Administration Accountable to Resettling at Least 45,000 Refugees in FY 2018
CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES TODAY:
Click Here or Call (866) 961-4293*
*Please call 3 times to connect with your Representative and both of your Senators
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to support the U.S. refugee resettlement program. I strongly oppose President Trump’s all-time low cap on refugee admissions, as well as his continued Muslim and refugee bans. I urge you to do everything in your power to see that the administration resettle at least the 45,000 refugees they have set as the cap for 2018 and urge the administration to commit to resettling at least 75,000 in 2019. Resettlement is a core American legacy that allows refugees to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting the refugee resettlement program.”

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