TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Support Immigrant and Refugee Communities in COVID-19 Legislation

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Right now, Members of Congress are working on important legislation around the Coronavirus / COVID-19. Crises test who we are as a nation – and we are stronger when we are united, extend compassion to our neighbors, listen to public health experts, and resist medical prejudice and scapegoating. It is imperative that Members of Congress hear that their constituents want …

TAKE ACTION: Join Us in Commemorating 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980 and Celebrate Spirit of Welcome

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Today, March 17th marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the bipartisan Refugee Act of 1980 into law. This landmark legislation formally created the U.S. resettlement program and created the statutory basis for the modern day asylum program. The Refugee Act of 1980 reflects the best of our nation’s moral leadership in refugee protection and resettlement. On this anniversary, …

URGENT: Tell Congress to Stand Against Hate and Support the NO BAN Act

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The House of Representatives will vote on the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act) TOMORROW, Thursday, March 12th. The NO BAN Act would end the harmful refugee, Muslim, and asylum bans put in place by this administration, including the most recent expansion of the Muslim/African ban issued on January 31, 2020, and establish vital protections against future …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Welcome Afghan Refugees Who Assisted U.S. Missions

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Amidst the worst refugee crisis in history with 25 million refugees globally, the Trump administration has sought to annihilate the U.S. resettlement program and protections for individuals fleeing violence and persecution. The United States has an important Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to welcome Afghan refugees who are persecuted for assisting the U.S. mission overseas. Tens of thousands of Afghans …

TAKE ACTION: Join National Call-In Day on Tuesday, March 10th to Tell Congress to Welcome Asylum Seekers and Restore Lifesaving Asylum Protections

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The U.S. asylum system is under attack. The Trump administration has blocked families and children seeking protection and instead is delivering them to life-threatening dangers – through the administration’s cruel “Remain in Mexico” (or Migration Protection Protocol) policy that unlawfully returns asylum seekers to Mexico while their case is adjudicated; launching programs like PACR and HARP to fast-track asylum adjudications …

URGENT: Tell Congress to Oppose New Muslim Ban Expansion and Protect Our Muslim and Refugee Neighbors

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Today, January 31st, the Trump administration announced the expansion of the Muslim ban, which will now suspend immigrant visas that can lead to permanent status in the United States for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, and Nigeria. It will also ban individuals from Sudan and Tanzania from obtaining “diversity visas,” which are provided to individuals from countries with low rates …

URGENT: Join Today’s National Call-in Day to Tell Congress to Stand Against Hate and Protect Our Muslim, Refugee, and Asylum Seeking Neighbors

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Background: Today, January 27th, we recognize the third anniversary of the first refugee and Muslim ban, as well as January 29th’s one-year anniversary of the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP) policy that closes our doors to asylum seekers and wrongfully forces them to wait in dangerous conditions in Mexico. The administration has repeatedly attacked refugees, asylum seekers, and our Muslim neighbors, …

TAKE ACTION: Join #Faith4Asylum National Day of Prayer & Action on Wednesday, January 29th!

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January 29, 2020 marks one year since the U.S. government began implementing its harmful “Remain in Mexico,” (or Migration Protection Protocol) policy.  The U.S. asylum system is under systemic evisceration: The Trump administration has blocked families and children seeking protection and instead is delivering them to life-threatening dangers by unlawfully returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their case is adjudicated, …

URGENT: Take Action to Urge Governor Abbott to Reverse Cruel Decision to End Refugee Resettlement in Texas

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On Friday, January 10th, Governor Abbott announced his decision to end refugee resettlement in Texas this fiscal year, a cruel and immoral decision that shocks the conscience and is an absolute abdication of Texan values to welcome the most vulnerable. As a leader in the U.S. resettlement program, Texas has a longstanding history of welcoming refugees and helping them reunify …

TAKE ACTION: Join National Call-In Day on Wednesday, January 15th to Urge Congress to Protect Refugees and Support the GRACE Act

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The Trump administration has reduced the refugee resettlement program by 80% and set this year’s refugee admissions goal at 18,000 – the lowest level in U.S. history. Given that there are more than 25 million refugees worldwide — more than half of whom are children — the dismantling of the resettlement program shocks the conscience.  Join us Wednesday, January, 15th …