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We Are a Nation of Refuge, Not Rejection
Advocate for Asylum & Refugee Resettlement
We are calling on Members of Congress to do everything in their power to end the administration's attacks on asylum seekers and return refugee resettlement to historic norms—95,000 refugees per year. The administration has already dismantled the U.S. asylum system and refugee resettlement program. Admitting refugees in numbers as low as 18,000 a year has grave long-term implications for refugee resettlement.
For decades, the U.S. has simultaneously resettled refugees and operated the asylum system. The need for one does not diminish the other, and more people needing safety is no reason to restrict access to protection. For example, during the 1980s, the U.S. admitted more than five times the number of refugees (through resettlement and asylum) than were admitted last year.
As people who care about refugees - abroad and at our doorstep - we must make our voices heard. Join us in demanding that Congress stop the administration from ending asylum and refugee resettlement!
CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY
Click here to customize a letter and send it to your Senators and Representative
or call (202) 224-3121 three times to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to hold the administration accountable to resettling refugees. In the last three years, the administration has cut refugee resettlement by more than 80%, from the historic average goal of 95,000 to just 18,000 - an all-time low. Our country can - and should - safely resettle more refugees and reunite more families. Refugees have contributed greatly to America in ordinary times, and have continued to show up for their new communities during the COVID-19 crisis, with many on the frontlines, including 161,000 serving as healthcare workers and 170,000 working in the food supply chain.
Please do everything in your power to see that the administration meaningfully consults with Congress and builds back refugee admissions to the historic norm of 95,000. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement."
Use the links below to tweet the following message to President Trump, The White House, and your senators and representatives:
My community stands with ALL refugees! The U.S. should continue to resettle #refugees! #wewelcomerefugees
Annual Refugee Admissions to the United States Since 1980
Stand with immigrant families in detention
Urge your Senators and Representative to:
- End the policy of separating and jailing families. Demand that President Trump, DHS Secretary Nielsen, and Attorney General Sessions end family separation and detention through social media, letters, appropriations, and in Congressional hearings
- Support efforts to defund family separation in appropriations and decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices within the Department of Justice
- Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor the following legislation:
S. 3036 – Keep Families Together Act
R. 2572 – Protect Family Values at the Border Act
R. 5950/S.2937 – the HELP Separated Children Act
R. 2043/S. 2468 – Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018* More info from KIND Kids in Need of Defense found here
H.R.3923 - Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act