Keep the Refugee Program Active

Keep the Refugee Program Active

The administration announced on September 26th that the proposed refugee ceiling for FY2020 is 18,000.World Relief strongly condemns this proposal.

The historic norm for refugee resettlement as set by the annual Presidential Determination (PD) averages between 75,000-95,000. The proposed PD of 18,000 is abhorrently low, and it does not reflect either America’s commitment or ability to meet the global need through its current infrastructure of refugee resettlement agencies. World Relief is asking the administration to welcome 95,000 refugees in FY2020 which would be more in line with an appropriate global response to the refugee crisis.

 

The administration announced on September 26th that the proposed refugee ceiling for FY2020 is 18,000.World Relief strongly condemns this proposal.

The historic norm for refugee resettlement as set by the annual Presidential Determination (PD) averages between 75,000-95,000. The proposed PD of 18,000 is abhorrently low, and it does not reflect either America’s commitment or ability to meet the global need through its current infrastructure of refugee resettlement agencies. World Relief is asking the administration to welcome 95,000 refugees in FY2020 which would be more in line with an appropriate global response to the refugee crisis.

 

CALL CONGRESS : Support 95,000 Refugees in the Refugee Resettlement Program

Members of Congress have oversight over these new policies that are separating families, and their job is to represent the views of their constituents. Let them know that separating families is not okay.

Hello!

My name is {YOUR NAME}. I am your constituent from {CITY, STATE} and ask that you address the highly concerning issue of the refugee resettlement program and the potential to zero it out.

Talking points for your call:

  • I am extremely disappointed that the State Department announced a refugee ceiling for FY2020 at 18,000.
  • Congress should weigh in with the administration to ensure that the United States keeps its doors open to refugee fleeing persecution.
  • The refugee resettlement ...

Hello!

My name is {YOUR NAME}. I am your constituent from {CITY, STATE} and ask that you address the highly concerning issue of the refugee resettlement program and the potential to zero it out.

Talking points for your call:

  • I am extremely disappointed that the State Department announced a refugee ceiling for FY2020 at 18,000.
  • Congress should weigh in with the administration to ensure that the United States keeps its doors open to refugee fleeing persecution.
  • The refugee resettlement program should resettle 95,000 refugees next year
  • Please make a statement and weigh in with the President expressing disappointment at this low number
  • We need a robust refugee resettlement program to ensure that those who cannot go home or locally integrate find a place of safety and freedom in the U.S.

Remember to thank them for their time!

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