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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Urgent Action: Tell Congress and the Administration a Refugee Admissions Goal of 30,000 Is Morally Inexcusable

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5b322893ff2e4d67c3be90abe/images/9bb09b83-ac56-4adc-beec-1dbbb05f5cde.png The Trump administration has just set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at 30,000 - the lowest level in U.S. history. This drastically low number will leave tens of thousands of vulnerable refugees without a chance at safety.

Communities around the country are prepared to welcome at least 75,000 refugees. Refugees are more than just a global figure; they are families torn apart, children who have witnessed profound violence, and people seeking a chance to rebuild their lives and raise a family in safety. Protecting vulnerable populations is not a zero-sum game; we can and should protect refugees and others fleeing violence or persecution. As people who care about refugees, tell both the White House and Congress that 30,000 is inexcusable and that we must set a refugee admissions goal of at least 75,000. The White House is required under U.S. law to consult with Congress prior to setting the annual refugee admissions number. This has not happened yet, which means Congress can and must weigh in today.
 

CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY: Call directly or call 202-225-3121 and remain on the line to connect with each senator and your representative.

Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and a Catholic sister/person of faith. I urge you to protect the refugee resettlement program. I am outraged that President Trump has set a new historic low for FY 2019’s refugee admissions goal at 30,000. Protecting vulnerable populations is not a zero-sum game; we can and should protect refugees and others fleeing violence or persecution. Refugee resettlement facilitates U.S. diplomatic, national security, and foreign policy interests. 

The White House is required to consult with Congress prior to setting the refugee admissions number, but they have not done so. Congress must act. I urge you to do everything in your power to see that the administration resettles at least 75,000 refugees in 2019 and to stop the administration from further dismantling the resettlement program.
I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement."

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