We have a moral responsibility to decry these reductions in refugee arrivals, and to urge our Members of Congress to do everything in their power to have the administration set and meet a robust refugee admissions goal of at least 75,000 in FY19. 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.
Also, once a decision is announced, it will be critical that Congress and the administration hear us strongly condemn a low admissions goal, so that we can hold them accountable to admitting as many refugees as possible and prevent future cuts. Everything we can do to get the administration to admit one more person is time well spent. Rapid response resources are also available in the Toolkit.
Faith Leaders:Sign on to this letter by COB on Wednesday, August 15, urging the administration to at minimum meet the 45,000 goal they set for refugee arrivals this year, and to commit to resettling 75,000 refugees next year.
Here are the top 5 other ways to take action to protect refugee resettlement: