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.

 

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

Members of Congress have oversight over what happens with the proposal of the reguee program after it is submitted from the State department and they are responsible for appropriating funding. Their job is to represent the views of their constituents. Let your Representative and Senators know that you support 95,000 refugees in the refugee resettlement program and to maintain the U.S.'s role in aiding vulnerable people fleeing violence and persecution.

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