Call To Action | Call Congress to Stand Up for U.S. Refugee Resettlement
Right now, the Trump administration is considering setting the refugee admissions goal for Fiscal Year 2020, and some administration officials have proposed resettling zero refugees next year. This would decimate the bipartisan refugee resettlement program and follows FY19’s historically low goal of 30,000.
The administration has already been dismantling the refugee resettlement program and is planning to grant authority to states and localities to deny refugee resettlement in their communities, undermining U.S. law and violating our nation’s commitment to welcome the most vulnerable refugees.
By law, the administration must consult with Congress by the end of September, prior to setting the refugee admissions goal, which means Members of Congress can and must make their voices heard. It is critical that members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, who are in charge of consulting with the administration, hear us strongly condemn a low admissions goal and call for a robust refugee admissions goal of 95,000 in FY20.
Please call the Senators and Representatives from your state!
Thank you for your help in this vital initiative.
I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to protect the refugee resettlement program from another drastic cut by the administration. The administration is considering setting the refugee admissions goal for next year at ZERO.
By law, the administration must consult with Congress prior to setting the refugee admissions goal, which means that as a member of the Judiciary Committee, 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.
The administration is also preparing another unlawful and discriminatory policy that would allow states and localities to deny refugee resettlement in their community.
Please do everything in your power to see that the administration commits to resettling 95,000 refugees in 2020. My community welcomes Syrian refugees and other refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement.
Find contact information here for your U.S. Senators
Find contact information here for your Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Tweet at Members of Congress
Share your message on social media! Please tweet at the Senate and House Judiciary Committee Members. Here are sample posts:
• .[@memberofcongress]: America must remain a country of welcome. Please do your part to see
that the administration commits to resettling 95,000 refugees in FY 2020. #RefugeesWelcome
• .[@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.
Committee & Subcommittee Leadership
• Senate Full Committee Chair (South Carolina)
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 202-224-5972 / @LindseyGrahamSC
• Senate Full Committee Ranking Member (California)
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): 202-224-3841 / @SenFeinsteinSenate
• Immigration Subcommittee Chair (Texas)
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX): 202-224-2934 / @JohnCornynSenate
• Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member (Illinois)
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): 202-224-2152 / @SenatorDurbinHouse
• Full Committee Chair (New York)
Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10): 202-225-5635 / @RepJerryNadler
• House Full Committee Ranking Member (Georgia)
Representative Doug Collins (R-GA-09): 202-225-9893 / @RepDougCollins
• House Immigration Subcommittee Chair (California)
Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19): 202-225-3072 / @RepZoeLofgren
• House Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member (Colorado)
Representative Ken Buck (R-CO-04): 202-225-4676 / @RepKenBuckpport