Ask Congress to Support Refugees

The Administration met with Congress on Monday October 1st to consult on refugee resettlement and set the refugee admissions goal for Fiscal Year 2019. Despite outcry from Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, the administration reiterated that they will set the goal at 30,000 - an all-time low. 
Scripture reminds us that when we welcome the stranger in our midst, we are welcoming Christ among us. As fellow image bearers, we both know that God commands us to care for our vulnerable neighbors and that refugees in turn will bless our communities.

It is critical that Members of Congress hear us demand that, at the very least, they hold the administration accountable to meeting the goal this year. Last year, the administration only admitted 21,000 of the 45,000 goal. We must protect refugee resettlement and rebuild the program.
Call and email your elected officials expressing your disappointment that the administration has set the lowest refugee admissions goal in the history of the resettlement program, and urge them, at the very least, they ensure this goal is met. 

Read the CRCNA's Official Statement on Refugee Admissions.

Read a backgrounder or return to the Office of Social Justice website.

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“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 at 30,000 next year, which would be a new all-time low.

The White House hopes they can cut this life-saving program without fulfilling the legal obligation to consult with Congress by Monday. As a member of Congress, you are uniquely poised to hold the administration accountable for failing to consult with Congress ahead of deciding how many refugees to welcome in FY19. Please do everything in your power to see that the administration commits to resettling at least 75,000 refugees in 2019.

Resettlement is a core American legacy that allows refugees to rebuild their lives. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement."