- Action Alert
- Immigrants & Refugees
The Senate Must Protect Refugee Admissions
Recently, the New York Times reported that the White House is planning to resettle only 25,000 refugees— or fewer— next year. This would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since the program started in 1980. It is a serious abdication of our shared responsibility to protect vulnerable people and welcome those seeking refuge.
Communities across the country are ready and willing to resettle at least 75,000 in fiscal year 2019. But last year, the White House set the goal at 45,000— the lowest in the resettlement program’s history. Due to a series of refugee bans and increases in bureaucratic barriers, our nation has not been able to resettle even half that number.