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Keep families together: Stand with refugees and asylum seekers

Children are being taken from their parents at the U.S. border, as their families seek refuge. Refugee arrivals are at an all-time low. You can make a difference, but we need you to act now.

This World Refugee Day, stand on the right side of history. Demand that your Representatives protect vulnerable families from separation and hold the administration accountable to resettle the 45,000 refugees that we promised safety to.

It's not an exaggeration: The future of America as a beacon of hope for refugees is on the line. The United States is currently on track to resettle only 21,000 refugees - less than half of the 45,000 that the United States committed to last year. But with over 65 million people displaced in the world, the need to support refugees and families seeking safety is more urgent now than ever.

Your Representatives need to hear from you today — two bills are up for a vote in the House of Representatives on Thursday, and they must be defeated. Both the Rep. Goodlatte and Speaker Ryan bills would do nothing to end family separation and go so far as to curtail critical asylum protections, keep children in jail for longer periods of time, and make it easier to deport more children, among other negative provisions harming immigrants and refugees. Urge your Representative to stand up for family unity and long-standing asylum protections and vote NO on both bills this Thursday.

Here’s a sample of what to say:  

My name is _____ and I am calling from _____. June 20th is World Refugee Day and the United States needs to stand on the right side of history. I’m calling to ask the (Representative) demand that the Administration stop separating vulnerable families and resettle the 45,000 refugees the U.S. committed to this year.