Update (10/23/2020): Revised advocacy actions based on the Trump Administration’s recommended limit of refugees
Since 1980, over 3.1 million refugees and 700,000 asylum seekers have found protection and built new lives for their families here in the United States. For next year, the Trump Administration has recommended to Congress that we only admit 15,000 refugees and asylum seekers. They must still consult with Congress about the recommendation and set the final number. If the limit is finalized at 15,000 refugees, it will be the fourth consecutive year that our country will have the lowest refugee admissions goal in the program’s history.
Click here to urge Congress to support three bills that protect refugees and asylum seekers:
- H.R. 2146/S.1088, the GRACE Act, returns the minimum annual refugee resettlement goal to the historic average of 95,000 refugees
- H.R. 2214 /S. 1123 the NO BAN Act, ends six Presidential executive actions that have slashed resettlement, asylum, and family reunification; and
- H.R. 5581 the Access to Counsel Act, allows access to counsel for asylum seekers who are inspected by Custom and Border Protection.
Also, click here to urge the Trump Administration to build the program back to historic norms and to allow more refugees, particularly separated families and those suffering religious persecution, to be resettled to the United States.