I STAND WITH REFUGEES
Tell Congress we are still ready to welcome refugees
When Congress convenes again in September, the administration will consult with Members and set an annual target for refugee admissions. We need you to act now on behalf of refugees.
Last September, it was determined that the U.S. would accept 45,000 refugees -- the lowest number in the history of the U.S. resettlement program. At the current pace, less than half of that number will arrive this year. It is time to tell Congress we will not accept these low numbers. Our communities want refugees to arrive now and no fewer than 75,000 for the next year.
It's not an exaggeration: the future of America as a beacon of hope for refugees is on the line. With over 65 million people displaced in the world, the need to support refugees and families seeking safety is more urgent now than ever.
Congress needs to hear from you today. During the month of August, your Members of Congress are in their home districts, meeting with constituents. Ask that your Senator holds the administration accountable to resettle no fewer than 75,000 refugees who are seeking safety in our country.
Call Your Senator Today.
Here’s what to say:
My name is _____ and I am calling from _____. I’m calling to ask the Senator to ask that the Administration resettles at least 75,000 refugees this coming fiscal year. Lives depend upon it. Refugee resettlement advances American strategic interests abroad-- it’s secure, good for the economy, and it positively impacts communities.
You can make a difference. Tell Congress that you and your communities care about refugees, and you do not want to wait any longer to see them arrive. Tell them that you #StandWithRefugees.