President Trump’s revised Executive Order halts the life-saving refugee resettlement program for all nationalities for 120 days by falsely linking refugees to terrorist activities. His new order additionally maintains the drastic reduction of the number of refugees the U.S. will accept this year from 110,000 to 50,000 and retains a list of banned countries for the next 90 days. While the order denies a Muslim ban, these countries are all occupied predominantly by Muslims and places increased scrutiny on people coming from these countries.
Take action today by letting your elected officials know that you support refugee resettlement and oppose a Muslim ban.
Call your Senators and Representatives at 202-224-3121. Please call the same number three times to be connected with your Representative and both of your Senators. Phone calls are the #1 most effective way to be heard by your elected officials.
Say: “I am 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. I urge you to welcome refugees and support the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Resettlement is a core American legacy that extends hospitality and offers a chance for refugees to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. My community welcomes refugees and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement in the United States.”
Feel free to share any personal experiences engaging with refugees through your faith group, civic group, children’s school, community service provider, or in your neighborhood.
Send the President a message that you support refugees by clicking here.
Tweet, share, and post your support for refugees using these example tweets:
@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS: Don’t stop welcoming refugees. Resettlement demonstrates the best of our values. #RefugeesWelcome
@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS: Keep America welcoming. Refugee resettlement is a proud US legacy with bipartisan support. #RefugeesWelcome
You can also tweet your policy makers:
“@SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE, my community stands #WithRefugees! Show that #AmericaWelcomes by supporting U.S. refugee resettlement! #RefugeesWelcome”
Your state and local leaders need to hear the same message. Tell them that your community welcomes refugees. To find your governor, state legislators, mayor, and local officials, click here. To tweet your state and local officials, click to find the twitter handles for your governor and state legislators.