Last night, news outlets reported that the Trump administration may set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at less than 50,000 – which would already be the lowest goal in U.S. history. As we face the worst refugee crisis in global history with more than 22 million refugees worldwide, we cannot and should not shirk our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable mothers, fathers, and children. Our nation has aimed to welcome, on average, 95,000 refugees per year. Now is the time to extend our legacy to protect the most vulnerable and uphold our American values.
President Trump AND our Members of Congress need to hear that their constituents are outraged that the administration would even consider resettling less than 50,000 refugees. Tell them your community welcomes refugees and urge them to do everything they can to ensure we resettle at least 75,000 refugees next year.
Today, please call Senator Perdue at 404-865-0087 and Senator Isakson at 770-661-0999 and state:
My name is “Your Name” and I am calling from “Your City”. Please ask the Senator to take a vocal stance in urging Mr. Trump to deliver a refugee resettlement number of at least 75,000 for fiscal year 2018. I support welcoming refugees into the U.S. and Georgia. Thank You.
After calling please send an email to Senator Perdue and Senator Isakson with the following (or a personal version of it) selecting a drop down topic of “Immigration” and the subject line “Support Refugees”:
Please take a vocal stance in urging Mr. Trump to deliver a refugee resettlement number of at least 75,000 for fiscal year 2018. I support welcoming refugees into the U.S. and Georgia.
You can also tweet at President Trump and your Senators & Representatives, here's a sample tweet you can copy:
"[email protected] and @[YOUR Senators/Representative] 50k refugees is inexcusable – would be the lowest refugee goal EVER. Stop dismantling refugee resettlement. #RefugeesWelcome"
Thank you for standing with refugees.