URGENT TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Support Robust Funding for Refugees in FY 2021

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Right now, Congress is considering funding bills for Fiscal Year 2021 before federal funding expires on December 11th. This includes funding for the U.S. resettlement program and resources for local communities to help refugees integrate and thrive. As we confront the worst displacement crisis in history and the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that Congress support and pass robust …

URGENT ACTION: Stop President Trump from Dismantling Refugee Resettlement! Tell Congress New Record-Low Refugee Admissions Goal is Morally Unconscionable

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The Trump administration just officially set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at 15,000—the lowest level in U.S. history—and is harmfully restricting refugee arrivals based on limited categories of persecution and country of origin, meaning even fewer than 15,000 refugees will actually be resettled. Since taking office, the Trump administration has sought to dismantle and destroy the U.S. …

NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY (Monday, October 26th): Tell Congress to Pressure the Administration to Restore Refugee Resettlement Program and Welcome Refugees

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The Trump administration has proposed the lowest refugee admissions goal in history — just 15,000 refugees in FY2021 — and the roadmap of the administration’s proposal suggests even fewer than 15,000 refugees would actually be resettled. As the first month of this fiscal year comes to an end, the President has STILL failed to sign a refugee admissions goal for …

URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Stop the Administration from Setting Historic Low Refugee Admissions Goal

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The administration is planning to consult with Congress about the FY 2021 refugee admissions goal on Tuesday, October 20th. The administration has proposed a refugee admissions goal for FY 2021 of 15,000 – a historic low. The administration also proposed allocations based on populations of specific concern, not geographic need or vulnerability, which means it is likely that fewer than …

TAKE ACTION: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation that Facilitates Refugee and Immigrant Integration

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Refugees and immigrants are vital to the prosperity of our communities. However, many immigrants and refugees remain unable to fully contribute their talents to the workforce because of systemic barriers, including the lack of recognition of their international education and experience, outdated occupational and professional recredentialing processes, and insufficient access to meaningful workforce development and adult education services.  The underutilization …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Members of Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable for Immoral Medical Neglect and to Cut Funding for Immigrant Detention

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This week, a brave whistleblower revealed egregious medical neglect and abuse within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Facility in Georgia. In addition to refusing to test people in detention for COVID-19, ICE performed an alarming amount of hysterectomies on immigrant women against their will. These disturbing reports are the latest form …

Take Action Now: Urge Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable to Resettling Refugees

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As part of an annual process required by law, the Trump administration is considering how many refugees can be resettled to the United States in Fiscal Year 2021. Last week, troubling new reports are indicating that the Trump administration is considering delaying setting the admissions goal and/or further cutting the admissions goal from the already historic low of 18,000. The …

TAKE ACTION: Join #FreeThemAll National Week of Action to Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

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In the midst of a global pandemic, an outbreak of COVID-19 at immigration detention facilities is a continued threat. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to target and detain immigrants, threatening the safety and health of immigrant communities.The well-documented unsanitary and unsafe conditions of ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities have led …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Save the Postal Service (USPS)

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This year, in the midst of a pandemic, emergency funding is needed for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to continue serving the public. As an essential part of our national infrastructure and a vital component of the economy, USPS funding is critical for businesses struggling to stay open, for people to get their essential prescription medications, and for voters …