Washington, DC (June 20, 2018) – On World Refugee Day, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) calls on Congress to uphold its commitment to welcoming refugees and individuals seeking asylum.
WASHINGTON, DC - In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) will join Members of Congress, Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, refugees and faith leaders to talk about Congress’s bipartisan commitment to welcome and protect refugees.
FCNL recently signed on to two letters asking congressional leaders and appropriators to decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the creation of a border wall in FY 2019 appropriations.
World Refugee Day (June 20) is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the power of refugee resettlement. We call on members of Congress to push the administration to resettle at least 45,000 refugees this fiscal year, and set a goal of resettling 75,000 refugees next fiscal year (2019).