U.S. – Urge the President & Congress to allow a higher number of refugees to enter

Local churches across the United States are stepping forward to welcome refugees as they arrive, as our faith compels us to do. But we can only welcome and assist as many refugees as the U.S. government is willing to admit, a number set on an annual basis by the President. We can use our voices to urge our government to increase the number of refugee arrivals in the coming year, to allow at least 200,000 refugees (including 100,000 Syrian refugees) to be admitted.

U.S. – Let your Governor know you want to Welcome Refugees

As many U.S. state governments are calling for a moratorium on refugees coming to their states, we urge local communities to continue to welcome all refugees. For over 30 years, the United States has resettled thousands of refugees who have become vibrant, integrated members of our community. In the past 5 years, the United States has received less than 2,500 Syrian refugees. Each refugee who comes to the United States has undergone a thorough vetting and security screening process that generally lasts at least 18 months. The U.S. refugee resettlement system continues to be a lifeline to desperate individuals fleeing violence and conflict from all over the world.

Find out more about the security and vetting process of refugees entering the U.S. here

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