Call to Action: Tell Congress & the White House That You Oppose Latest Refugee Ban
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REFUGEES MAKE AMERICA STRONGER
Tell Congress & the White House That You OPPOSE Latest Refugee Ban
The Administration has issued a new Executive Order that would ban refugees from 11 countries – including Syria – for 90 days, in addition to the 120-day refugee ban that expired on October 24th.
It would also indefinitely suspend the “following-to-join” process that has permitted many refugees to rejoin their families and immediately impose new, difficult, mandatory screening procedures for all refugees.
The courts have repeatedly blocked the Muslim and refugee bans, but this Executive Order is an end-run around those injunctions. Make no mistake – this is still a refugee ban and a Muslim ban.
Congress has the authority to maintain the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program at a level proportionate to the global crisis and in line with our capacity, history and values.
Please ask them to do so – and include the White House in your call to action!
CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TODAY!
Your Senators and Representatives: (202) 224-3121*
*Please call this line 3 times to be connected with your 1 Representative and 2 Senators
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [City, State], and I support refugee resettlement. I strongly oppose the Administration’s latest executive order to grind refugee resettlement to a halt. This is a ban by another name, is morally reprehensible, and does not reflect the welcome for refugees I see in my community every day. I urge you to do everything in your power to have this executive order rescinded.”
(Please also share a personal story about why refugee resettlement is important to you and your community. Let them know the specific ways that refugees contribute and are welcomed into your community.)
You can also tweet @ your Senators/Representatives with the same message!
Please let MFA know that you have taken action. Email us at email@example.com.