Last week, reports surfaced that the Trump administration is preparing to release an executive order that would grant authority to states and localities to deny refugee resettlement in their communities. This discriminatory and unlawful policy, in addition to some administration officials proposing resettling zero refugees in 2020, is another systematic attempt of the administration to decimate the refugee resettlement program.
As people of faith and conscience who care about refugees, we must make our voices heard and tell the White House and Congress that we welcome refugees into our communities and refugees are a critical component to strengthening our communities.
CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY:
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Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to do everything in your power to protect the U.S. asylum system & refugee resettlement program from being decimated by the administration. After news surfaced that the administration is considering setting the refugee admissions goal for next year at ZERO, last week we learned that the Trump administration is preparing another unlawful and discriminatory policy that would allow states and localities to deny refugee resettlement in their community. Congress must hold the administration accountable. By law, the administration must consult with Congress prior to setting the refugee admissions goal, which means you are uniquely poised to ensure that the administration fulfills its obligation to consult with Congress ahead of deciding how many refugees to welcome in FY20. Please do everything in your power to see that the administration stops its attacks on asylum seekers and commits to resettling 95,000 refugees in 2020. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement.”