Keep the Refugee Program Active

Keep the Refugee Program Active

July 18, 2019 POLITICO reported that the Trump administration is considering zeroing out the number of refugees resettled in 2020. 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 current PD of 30,000 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.

July 18, 2019 POLITICO reported that the Trump administration is considering zeroing out the number of refugees resettled in 2020. 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 current PD of 30,000 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 : Urge them not to zero out 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:

  • 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 meet its goal of resettling 30,000 refugees this year and increase that cap to ...

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:

  • 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 meet its goal of resettling 30,000 refugees this year and increase that cap to 95,000 refugees next year.
  • Please weigh in with the President to make sure we do not go any lower than 30,000 refugees this year or next year for the refugee ceiling
  • 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 US

Remember to thank them for their time!

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