TELL CONGRESS: Stand Up for Refugee Protection & Resettlement and Reduce Funding for Immigration Detention, Deportation & Border Militarization

Background: Repeatedly, President Trump has tried to deny refuge to people seeking safety and ban individuals from six Muslim-majority countries. After several lawsuits were filed against his executive orders, the Supreme Court issued a decision that partially allows the administration to limit the entry of refugees – as well as individuals from Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan – to those who have a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity” in the United States. The Trump administration tried to discount many family relationships, as well as the relationships that refugees have with U.S.-based resettlement agencies. On July 13, a federal judge ruled that most family members of individuals in the United States, as well as refugees who have received assurances from resettlement agencies, are not subject to the administration’s refugee and Muslim ban. We need Congress to urge the administration to immediately implement the court’s latest ruling and continue to hold them accountable.

This is only one part of the administration’s strategy to dismantle the refugee resettlement program. Trump’s FY18 budget request and the proposed House budget would significantly cut funds for refugee assistance overseas and resettlement in the United States, including an almost 39% cut to programs that support local schools and successfully help refugees find employment, all while there has been an exponential increase in the number of human trafficking survivors and others in need of services. At the same time, Trump and the House is requesting $4.5 billion in additional funding to balloon an already bloated immigration detention and deportation force. This funding would tear families and communities apart, detain an unprecedented 51,379 people, and further militarize communities living along the southern U.S. border. Also, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under an immediate and existential threat, and we need Congress to fight to keep the program intact to protect undocumented young people.

Trump’s attacks on refugees, immigrants, and their families are morally detestable, discriminatory, and violate our sacred honor to protect the most vulnerable among us. Right now, we need Congress to urge the administration to resettle at least 75,000 refugees next year and protect DACA. Congress must also robustly fund refugee assistance overseas and the U.S. refugee resettlement program, at minimum at last year’s levels, and reduce funding for mass immigration detention, deportation, and border militarization.

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Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I support refugee resettlement and strongly oppose President Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban executive order. I urge you to do everything in your power to see that the administration resettle at least 75,000 refugees in 2018 and keeps the DACA program intact. I call on you to  protect refugee assistance and resettlement against proposed budget cuts; increase funding for trafficking survivors; and reduce funding for detention, deportation, and border militarization, which only tear families and communities apart. My community welcomes refugees and immigrants, and I urge you to reflect the best of our American values of compassion  and welcome.

Feel free to share a personal story about standing in solidarity with refugees and immigrants. Let them know the specific ways that refugees and immigrants contribute and are welcomed into your community.

While all Members of Congress need to hear from their constituents, Republicans hold the majority in Congress, so it is imperative our Republican Senators and Representatives hear from us. Below is a list of key members to call, based on leadership positions and committee membership.

You can also tweet at your Senators & Representatives:

.@[SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] Welcome #refugees & #immigrants. Protect refugee resettlement & reduce deportation $ #RefugeesWelcome #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #GreaterAs1
.@[SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] Tell the White House to welcome at least 75,000 #refugees in the US & stand against refugee/Muslim ban EO. #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1

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Alabama:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Robert Aderholt (R-AL-4): @Robert_Aderholt / Cullman: 256-734-6043 / Gadsden: 256-546-0201 / Jasper: 205-221-2310 / Tuscumbia: 256-381-3450
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Martha Roby (R-AL-2): @RepMarthaRoby / Andalusia: 334-428-1129 / Dothan: 334-794-9680 / Montgomery: 334-262-7718
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Richard Shelby (R-AL): @SenShelby / Birmingham: 205-731-1384 / Huntsville: 256-772-0460 / Mobile: 251-694-4164 / Montgomery: 334-223-7303 / Tuscaloosa: 205-759-5047

Alaska:

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): @lisamurkowski / Anchorage: 907-271-3735 / Fairbanks: 907-456-0233 / Juneau: 907-586-7277 / Mat-Su Valley: 907-376-7665 / Kenai: 907-262-4220 / Ketchikan: 907-225-6880

Arkansas:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Steve Womack (R-AR-3): @rep_stevewomack / Rogers: 479-464-0446 / Harrison: 870-741-6900 / Fort Smith: 479-424-1146
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member John Boozman (R-AR): @JohnBoozman / Little Rock: 501-372-7153 / Fort Smith: 479-573-0189 / Lowell: 479-725-0400 / Mountain Home: 870-424-0129 / Jonesboro: 870-268-6925 / Stuttgart: 870-672-6941 / El Dorado: 870-863-4641

California:

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23): @GOPLeader / Bakersfield: 661-327-3611
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA-39): @RepEdRoyce / Orange County: 714-255-0101 / Los Angeles County: 626-964-5123 / San Bernadino County: 909-420-0010
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Ken Calvert (R-CA-42): @KenCalvert / District Office: 951-277-0042
  • House Appropriations Committee Member David Valadao (R-CA-21): @RepDavidValadao / Hanford: 559-582-5526 / Bakersfield: 661-864-7736

Colorado:

  • National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner (R-CO): @SenCoryGardner / Pueblo: 719-543-1324 / Colorado Springs: 719-632-6706 / Denver: 303-391-5777 / Grand Junction: 970-245-9553 / Greeley: 970-352-5546 / Fort Collins: 970-484-3502 / Yuma: 970-848-3095 / Durango: 970-259-1231

Florida:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Mario Diaz-Balbart (R-FL-25): @MarioDB / Southeast: 305-470-8555 / Southwest: 239-348-1620
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Thomas Rooney (R-FL-17): @TomRooney / Okechobee: 863-402-9082 / Punta Gorda: 941-575-9101 / Sebring: 863-402-9082
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Marco Rubio (R-FL): @SenRubioPress / Orlando: 407-254-2573 / Miami: 305-418-8553 / Jacksonville: 904-354-4300 / Pensacola: 850-433-2603 / Tallahassee: 850-599-9100 / Palm Beach: 561-775 3360

Georgia:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Tom Graves (R-GA-14): @RepTomGraves / Rome: 706-290-1776 / Dalton: 706-226-5320

Idaho:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Michael Simpson (R-ID-2): @CongMikeSimpson / Boise: 208)-334-1953 / Idaho Falls: 208-523-6701 / Twin Falls: 208-734-7219
  • Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader Mike Crapo (R-ID): @MikeCrapo / Eastern Idaho, North: 208-522-9779 / Idaho State: 208-334-1776 / North-Central Idaho: 208-743-1492 / South-Central Idaho: 208-734-2515 / Eastern Idaho, South: 208-236-6775 / North Idaho: 208-664-5490

Indiana:

  • House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Luke Messer (R-IN-6): @RepLukeMesser / Muncie: 765-747-5566 / Richmond: 765-962-2883 / Shelbyville: 317-421-0704

Iowa:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member David Young (R-IA-3): @RepDavidYoung / Council Bluffs: 712-325-1404 / Creston: 641-782-2495 / Des Moines: 515-282-1909
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA): @ChuckGrassley / Cedar Rapids: 319-363-6832 / Council Bluffs: 712-322-7103 / Davenport: 563-322-4331 / Des Moines: 515-288-1145 / Sioux City: 712-233-1860 / Waterloo: 319-232-6657

Kansas:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Kevin Yoder (R-KA-3): @RepKevinYoder / Overland Park: 913-621-0832
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Jerry Moran (R-KA): @JerryMoran / Hays: 785-628-6401 / Manhattan: 785-539-8973 / Pittsburg: 620-232-2286 / Wichita: 316-631-1410 / Olathe: 913-393-0711

Kentucky:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Harold Rogers (R-KY-5): @RepHalRogers / Prestonburg: 606-886-0844 / Somerset: 800-632-8588 / Hazard: 606-439-0794
  • Senate Majority Leader, Appropriations Committee Member Mitch McConnell (R-KY): @SenateMajLdr / Louisville: 502-582-6304 / Lexington: 859-224-8286 / Fort Wright: 859-578-0188 / London: 606-864-2026 / Bowling Green: 270-781-1673 / Paducah: 270-442-4554

Louisiana:

  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA-1): @SteveScalise / Hammond: 985-340-2185 / Houma: 985-879-2300 / Mandeville: 985-893-9064 / Metairie: 504-837-1259
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member John Kennedy (R-LA): @SenJohnKennedy / Lafayette: 337-269-5980 / Monroe: 318-361-1489 / Alexandria: 318-445-2892

Maine:

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Susan Collins (R-ME): @SenatorCollins / Augusta: 207-622-8414 / Bangor: 207-945-0417 / Biddeford: 207-283-1101 / Caribou: 207-493-7873 / Lewiston: 207-784-6969 / Portland: 207-780-3575

Maryland:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Andy Harris (R-MD-1): @RepAndyHarrisMD / Bel Air: 410-588-5670 / Kent Island: 410-643-5425 / Salisbury: 443-944-8624

Michigan:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member John Moolenaar (R-MI-4): @RepMoolenaar / Cadillac: 231-942-5070 / Midland: 989-631-2552

Mississippi:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Steven Palazzo (R-MS-4): @CongPalazzo / Biloxi: 228)864-7670 / Pascagoula: 228-202-8104 / Hattiesburg: 601-582-3246
  • Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS): @SenThadCochran / Jackson: 601-965-4459 / Oxford: 662-236-1018 / Gulf Coast: 228-867-9710

Missouri:

  • Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman, Appropriations Committee Member Roy Blunt (R-MO): @RoyBlunt / Springfield: 417-877-7814 / Kansas City: 816-471-7141 / Columbia: 573-442-8151 / St. Louis/Clayton: 314-725-4484 / Cape Girardeau: 573-334-7044

Montana:

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Steve Daines (R-MT): @SteveDaines / Billings: 406-245-6822 / Great Falls: 406-453-0148 / Helena: 406-443-3189 / Bozeman: 406-587-3446 / Missoula: 406-549-8198 / Kalispell: 406-257-3765 / Sidney: 406-482-9010 / Hardin: 406-665-4126

North Dakota:

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member John Hoeven (R-ND): @SenJohnHoeven / Bismark: 701-250-4618 / Fargo: 701-239-5389 / Grand Forks: 701-746-8972 / Minot: 701-838-1361 / Western North Dakota

Nebraska:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1): @JeffFortenberry / Freemont: 402-727-0888 / Lincoln: 402-438-1598 / Norfolk: 402-379-2064

Nevada:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Mark Amodei (R-NV-2): @MarkAmodeiNV2 / Reno: 775-686-5760 / Elko: 775-777-7705

New Jersey:

  • House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11): @USRepRodney / Morristown: 973-984-0711

Ohio:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member David Joyce (R-OH-14): @RepDaveJoyce / Painesville: 440-352-3939 / Twinsburg: 330-357-4139

Oklahoma:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Tom Cole (R-OK-4): @TomColeOK04 / Ada: 580-436-5375 / Lawton: 580-357-2131 / Norman: 405-329-6500
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member James Lankford (R-OK): @SenatorLankford / Oklahoma City: 405-231-4941 / Tulsa: 918-581-7651

Pennsylvania:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Charlie Dent (R-PA-15): @RepCharlieDent / Lehigh Valley: 610-770-3490 / Berks County: 610-562-4281 / Dauphin County: 717-533-3959 / Lebanon County: 717-867-1026

South Carolina:

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC): @LindseyGrahamSC / Upstate: 864-250-1417 / Midlands: 803-933-0112 / Pee Dee: 843-669-1505 / Lowcountry: 843-849-3887 / Piedmont: 803-366-2828 / Golden Corner: 864-646-4090

South Dakota:

  • Senate Republican Conference Chair John Thune (R-SD): @SenJohnThune / Rapid City: 605-348-7551 / Sioux Falls: 605-334-9596

Tennessee:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Charles Fleischmann (R-TN-3): @RepChuck / Athens: 423-745-4671 / Chattanooga: 423-756-2342 / Oak Ridge: 865-576-1976
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN): @SenBobCorker / Memphis: 901-683-1910 / Jackson: 731-664-2294 / Nashville: 615-279-8125 / Chattanooga: 423-756-2757 / Knoxville: 865-637-4180 / Tri-Cities: 423-753-2263
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN): @SenAlexander / Chattanooga: 423-752-5337 / Jackson: 731-664-0289 / Knoxville: 865-545-4253 / Memphis: 901-544-4224 / Nashville: 615-736-5129 / Tri-Cities: 423-325-6240

Texas:

  • House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10): @RepMcCaul /Austin: 512-473-2357 / Brenham: 979-830-8497 / Tomball: 281-255-8372 / Katy: 281-398-1247
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Kay Granger (R-TX-12): @RepKayGranger / Fort Worth: 817-338-0909
  • House Appropriations Committee Member John Abney Culberson (R-TX-7): @CongCulberson / Houston: 713-682-8828
  • House Appropriations Committee Member John Carter (R-TX-31): @JudgeCarter / Round Rock: 512-246-1600 / Bell County: 254-933-1392

Utah:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Chris Stewart (R-UT-2): @RepChrisStewart / St. George: 435)-627-1500 / Salt Lake City: 801)-364-5550

Virginia:

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6): @RepGoodlatte / Harrisonburg: 540-432-2391 / Lynchburg: 434-845-8306 / Roanoke: 540-857-2672 / Staunton: 540-885-3861
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Scott Taylor (R-VA-2): @RepScottTaylor / Virginia Beach: 757)-364-7650

Washington:

  • House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5): @cathymcmorris / Colville: 509-684-3481 / Spokane: 509-353-2374 / Walla Walla: 509-529-9358
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3): @HerreraBeutler / Vancouver: 360-695-6292
  • House Appropriations Committee Member Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4): @RepNewhouse / Yakima: 509-452-3243 / Tri-Cities: 509-713-7374 / North District: 509-433-7760

West Virginia:

  • House Appropriations Committee Member Evan Jenkins (R-WV-3): @RepEvanJenkins / Beckley: 304-250-6177 / Bluefield: 304-325-6800 / Huntington: 304-522-2201
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): @SenCapito / Charleston: 304-347-5372 / Martinsburg: 304-262-9285 / Morgantown: 304-292-2310 / Beckley: 304-347-5372

Wisconsin:

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI-1): @SpeakerRyan / Janesville:(608-752-4050 / Kenosha: 262-654-1901 / Racine: 262-637-0510
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI): @SenRonJohnson / Oshkosh: 920-230-7250 / Milwaukee: 414-276-7282

Wyoming:

  • Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY): @SenJohnBarrasso / Casper: 307-261-6413 / Cheyenne: 307-772-2451 / Riverton: 307-856-6642 / Rock Springs: 307- 362-5012 / Sheridan: 307-672-6456