President Donald Trump is expected to order a temporary ban on all refugees resettling to the United States, and an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. Additionally, it is anticipated that Trump’s Executive Order will reduce the 2017 ceiling on the arrival of refugees for resettlement to the United States from 110,000 to 50,000.
RefugePoint strongly opposes these decisions as they go against the core American value of welcoming families who come to the United States to start their lives again in safety and dignity. We know that nearly half of the world’s refugees are children, simply in search of a safe and secure environment in which to grow. It is profoundly un-American to turn away those seeking safety. This is not who we are as Americans. This is not who we are as a country.
Welcoming refugees makes America safer and stronger. Resettlement helps to stabilize some of our key strategic allies in countries and regions that are disproportionally affected by forced displacement. Continuing to welcome refugees from around the world sends a strong message to groups that want to sow fear that the United States remains a leading force for stability and liberty in the world.
Here are some steps that you can take to voice your concern about the expected ban on refugees:
- Please contact President Trump at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact, and let the White House know that you oppose a ban on the arrival of refugees from Syria and around the world. You can also send the White House a Facebook message at Facebook.com/WhiteHouse
- Please call your Senators and let them know that you oppose this anticipated order: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/, (202) 224-3121.
- Sign this petition stating opposition to any plans to stop refugee resettlement.
- RefugePoint is committed to continuing to seek out and assist those who have fallen through the cracks of humanitarian assistance and have no other options for survival. Please help us continue our mission by donating today.