URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Tell House Judiciary Committee Members to Affirm the Refugee Resettlement Program & Support a Robust Refugee Admissions Goal!

On Thursday, October 26th, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Refugee resettlement is a life-saving opportunity for individuals and families fleeing persecution to rebuild their lives in safety. Today, we face the worst displacement crisis in recorded history with more than 65 million people who have been forced from their homes. More than half of the world’s 22 million refugees are children. Right now is a critical time to make our voices heard and ensure our Representatives affirm a robust refugee resettlement program.

The Trump administration has set the refugee admissions ceiling for this fiscal year 2018 at 45,000 – the lowest level in U.S. history. The average admissions cap from when Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980 up until today has been 95,000, with an average of 80,000 refugees resettled each year. As people who care about refugees, we must make sure that members of the House Judiciary Committee hear loud and clear that our communities affirm the importance of the refugee resettlement program, 45,000 is an inexcusably low cap, and we must set a refugee admissions goal of at least 75,000.

CALL TODAY: Tell House Judiciary Committee Members to
Affirm a Robust U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program
The direct phone lines of all committee members are listed below.

Here’s an example of what to say: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. I strongly support refugee resettlement and am outraged that President Trump has set the refugee admissions cap for next year at 45,000. I urge you to affirm a robust refugee resettlement program and do everything in your power to see that the administration resettle at least 75,000 refugees in 2018. As we face a global refugee crisis with more than 22 million refugees, resettlement strengthens our national security, encourages other countries to keep their doors open to refugees, and advances our foreign policy interests. I call on you to protect the U.S. refugee resettlement program. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge the Representative to reflect the best of our American values of compassion and hospitality.”

  • Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06): 202-225-5431 @RepGoodlatte
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-05): 202-225-5101 @JimPressOffice
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21): 202-225-4236 @LamarSmithTX21
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-01): 202-225-2216 @RepSteveChabot
  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49): 202-225-3906 @DarrellIssa
  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA-04): 202-225-4426 @SteveKingIA
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-08): 202-225-4576 @RepTrentFranks
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01): 202-225-3035 @replouiegohmert
  • Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04): 202-225-2676 @Jim_Jordan
  • Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-02): 202-225-6565 @TedPoe
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-03): 202-225-7751 @jasoninthehouse
  • Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10): 202-225-3731 @RepTomMarino
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC-04): 202-225-6030 @TGowdySC
  • Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID-01): 202-225-6611 @Raul_Labrador
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27): 202-225-7742 @farenthold
  • Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-09): 202-225-9893 @RepDougCollins
  • Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-06): 202-225-2706 @RepDeSantis
  • Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO-04): 202-225-4676 @RepKenBuck
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX-04): 202-225-6673 @RepRatcliffe
  • Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL-02): 202-225-2901 @RepMarthaRoby
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01): 202-225-4136 @MattGaetz
  • Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA-04): 202-225-2777 @RepMikeJohnson
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05): 202-225-2635 @RepAndyBiggsAZ
  • Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI-13): 202-225-5126 @RepJohnConyers
  • Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10): 202-225-5635 @RepJerryNadler
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19): 202-225-3072 @RepZoeLofgren
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18): 202-225-3816 @JacksonLeeTX18
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09): 202-225-3265 @RepCohen
  • Rep. Hank Johnson, Jr. (D-GA-04): 202-225-1605 @RepHankJohnson
  • Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22): 202-225-3001 @RepTedDeutch
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-04): 202-225-8203 @RepGutierrez
  • Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37): 202-225-7084 @RepKarenBass
  • Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02): 202-225-6636 @RepRichmond
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08): 202-225-5936 @RepJeffries
  • Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI-01): 202-225-4911 @RepCicilline
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15):  202-225-5065 @RepSwalwell
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33): 202-225-3976 @RepTedLieu
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08): 202-225-5341 @RepRaskin
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07): 202-225-3106 @RepJayapal
  • Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL-10): 202-225-4835 @RepSchneider

You can also tweet House Judiciary Committee Members and your network: .@[REPRESENTATIVE] My community welcomes #refugees. Tell @POTUS 45k is INEXCUSABLE & #Welcome75k #refugees in the US & reject refugee/Muslim ban #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1

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