I STAND WITH REFUGEES
Tell Congress that the refugee ceiling is far too low
The Administration decided lower refugee admissions to 30,000 in the coming fiscal year – a decision that is a major blow to refugees around the world and our nation’s history of welcome. This number is simply too low. You can show your opposition to this decision and stand with refugees if you call now.
When the U.S. decided it would accept 45,000 refugees in September 2017 for this fiscal year, it was the lowest number in the history of the U.S. resettlement program. What is worse is the fact that less than half of that number actually arrived by September 2018. This year’s number is even lower. With the decision set at 30,000, the administration simply isn’t doing enough for refugees when America has the capacity to do much more. It's not an exaggeration: the future of America as a beacon of hope for refugees is on the line. With over 68.5 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. Let them know that our communities want refugees to arrive now and expected our country to do more.
Call Congress today.
Here’s what to say:
My name is _____ and I am calling from _____. I’m calling to let my member of Congress know that I oppose the administration’s refugee admission number of 30,000 for this coming fiscal year. Lives depend on resettlement. Refugee resettlement advances American strategic interests abroad and at home -- it’s secure, good for the economy, and it positively impacts communities. Our country can and should do more.
Tell Congress that you and your communities care about refugees, and you will not wait any longer to see them arrive. Tell them that you #StandWithRefugees.