For fiscal year 2020, the Trump Administration has further slashed refugee admission goals to an all-time low of 18,000, and instituted new categories for resettlement. After two years of historic lows in the program, the President has now gone even further. This shift comes during a time when global refugee numbers have reached an all time high of 26 million, according to the U.N. This is the most aggressive blow to refugee resettlement ever, further dismantling this humanitarian program.
Worse still, the President has taken an additional step to limit refugee resettlement by signing an Executive Order that will allow state and local officials to effectively veto local resettlement in their communities.
All across America, the cities and towns who welcome refugees know that we are better than this. Exodus Refugee Immigration is committed to advocating for refugees, the communities who welcome them, and the values that have made America a land of hope and opportunity for generations. Even as we fight this cruel proposal to decimate the US refugee resettlement program, Exodus continues to serve the many refugees we have already welcomed to Indianapolis. We are committed, we are prepared, and with your help we will keep making Indianapolis a haven of freedom and safety for all.
Send the President a message that you support refugees by clicking here.
You can also tweet at your Senators and Representatives and the administration. Here are some sample Tweets:
.@[SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] Don’t stop welcoming refugees. Resettlement demonstrates the best of our values. #NORefugeeBans #SaveRefugeeResettlement #RefugeesWelcome #IndyWelcomesAll #StandWithRefugees
.@[SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] Keep America welcoming. Refugee resettlement is a proud American legacy with bipartisan support. #NORefugeeBans #SaveRefugeeResettlement #RefugeesWelcome #IndyWelcomesAll #StandWithRefugees
Your state and local leaders need to hear the same message. Tell them that your community welcomes refugees. To tweet your state and local officials, click to find the twitter handles for your governor and state legislators.