Dear Friends of Opening Doors:
You have likely seen the
that Trump will make an announcement stopping refugee resettlement for certain nationalities and/or religions, among pausing resettlement altogether. We write to you today with a brief update and an urgent appeal.
4 THINGS WE CAN DO IMMEDIATELY:
stating opposition to any plans to stop refugee resettlement.
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President Trump, We are hearing that you will stop refugee resettlement based on someone's nationality or religion. As a [faith] group, we are STRONGLY opposed to any policy change that would deny access to refugees based on their religion or nationality. Please reject such ideas, as a religious litmus test for safety is an affront to religious liberty.
As [faith] groups that work with thousands of members of our communities in churches and synagogues across the country to welcome refugees every day, we oppose any plan to reduce refugee admissions and to prevent Muslim refugees from being resettled in the United States. We urge you to allow the U.S. refugee program to continue to resettle refugees that need our protection regardless of where they come from or how they pray. Thank you for your leadership in ensuring the U.S. remains a beacon of hope for all those who are persecuted that seek peace, safety and freedom.
More than 800 faith leaders: "The U.S. Refugee Resettlement program has been and should remain open to those of any religious tradition who face persecution on account of the reasons enumerated under U.S. law. We oppose any proposal that would prevent Syrian refugees or individuals who practice Islam and other faiths from accessing the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Proposals that would have the U.S. State Department disqualify refugees from protection based on their nationality or religion fly in the face of the very principles this nation was built upon, contradict the legacy of leadership our country has historically demonstrated, and dishonor our shared humanity.
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Please note that as of right now, the Executive Order has not been signed. We are focusing on tweeting, facebooking, and communicating through the petition. We will continue to send information via social media as we receive it.