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 for a national call-in day to urge Republican Members of Congress to co-sponsor the GRACE Act (S.1088 and H.R.2146), which would set a minimum refugee admissions goal at 95,000 (the historic average since 1980) and increase congressional authority to hold the administration accountable to operate the resettlement program in good faith. It is critical that Republican Senators and Representatives hear that their constituents welcome refugees and want to see them co-sponsor the GRACE Act.
CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:
Click “Call Me” on the right to be connected to your Members of Congress
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN] and I urge you to protect refugees and rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program by cosponsoring the GRACE Act (S.1088/H.R.2146). The GRACE Act would restore the refugee resettlement program to the historic average of 95,000 since the program’s inception in 1980 and hold the administration accountable to operating the refugee resettlement program in good faith. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by cosponsoring the GRACE Act.”
Amplify on Social Media: Don’t forget to tweet at your Members of Congress. Here are some sample posts:
- .[@memberofcongress]: I call on you to make the right decision and to co-sponsor the GRACE Act (S.1088, H.R.2146) that would set a minimum refugee admissions goal at 95,000 #EnactGRACE #WhereRtheRefugees?
- .[@memberofcongress]: Refugee resettlement is a core American legacy that allows people to rebuild their lives. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement. #RefugeesWelcome #Welcome95k
- .[@memberofcongress]: Thousands of refugee families are being torn apart because America has closed its doors to them. Please show your support for refugee resettlement. #RefugeesWelcome #Welcome95k