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September 19, 2019
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Justice for Immigrants Campaign (JFI) are urging individuals to contact President Trump and Members of Congress in support of refugee resettlement.
As September 30, 2019, (the end of the fiscal year) approaches, the Trump Administration is required to announce the Presidential Determination (PD) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which determines the number of refugees admitted into the United States.  The FY2019 PD was set at 30,000 refugees, the all-time-lowest number in the history of resettlement.  Meanwhile, there are nearly 26 million refugees worldwide with 1.4 million needing resettlement.  Despite the continued global need, some in the Trump Administration are reportedly calling to "zero out" the program for FY 2020.  
As Catholics, we affirm the inherent dignity of every person and the ability of refugees to seek security and safety for themselves and family members.  Low admission numbers mean that refugees fleeing persecution are left in harm's way.
Please contact President Trump and your Members of Congress, urging them to increase, and not decrease, the number of refugees admitted to the U.S.  To send your messages, please go to the USCCB/JFI Action Alert .

To learn more about refugees and refugee resettlement, visit the
USCCB/JFI resource page .
Please act NOW!
Thank you for protecting refugees, who are among the most vulnerable people!