Refugee Crisis

Call to Action on Behalf of Refugees

#REFUGEES WELCOME

The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. Currently, 65.3 million people, one person out of every 122 on the planet, is said to be a refugee, internally displaced person or asylum seeker. During this time of global need, anti-immigrant hostilities threaten the resettlement opportunities for thousands of individuals. Despite these concerns, a 2014 study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that the KC metro area would benefit from additional immigrants in terms of population growth, wages and employment. Refugees are not a drain on America, but bring immeasurable value to this country. We know that refugees not only bring value to America, but they unconditionally love this country, and will defend America.

 

Security screenings are extensive and rigorous

The United States handpicks the refugees who resettle here, and they go through multiple layers of security checks, making them the most thoroughly vetted group of people who come to the United States. Security screenings are rigorous and involve the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Department of Defense and multiple intelligence agencies.

Click here to learn about the 13 steps for refugees to be admitted into the United States.

 

Act Now:

Here are some steps you can take RIGHT NOW to support refugees and continued resettlement.

  1. Tweet @realDonaldTrump @POTUS samples:

@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Refugees Love America Listen to Alex’s story, and discover why the son of refugees defends America. https://vimeo.com/200061169 #refugeeswelcome

@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS at the age of 6 AJ & his family escaped to America. Hear why he loves this country. https://vimeo.com200220829 #refugeeswelcome

@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Don’t stop welcoming refugees. Resettlement demonstrates the best of our values #RefugeesWelcome

@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Keep America welcoming. Refugee resettlement is a proud American legacy with bipartisan support. #refugeeswelcome

 

  1. Send the White House a Facebook message at Facebook.com/WhiteHouse AND submit an electronic message at whitehouse.gov/contact  – Samples 

President Trump, I oppose any plan to reduce refugee admissions and to prevent Muslim refugees from being resettled in the United States. We urge you to allow the U.S. refugee program to continue to resettle refugees that need our protection regardless of where they come from. Thank you for your leadership in ensuring the U.S. remains a beacon of hope for all those who are persecuted that seek peace, safety and freedom.

 

  1. Sign the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/do-not-stop-refugee-resettle?source=c.tw&r_by=17624300 
  2. The White House public comment phone line is no longer taking messages, however you may be able to reach an operator at the White House switchboard if you remain on the line: 202-456-1414.

 

  1. If you are a faith organization please sign  the faith letter, so that any faith leaders who are not on the letter and would like to be can sign up at http://bit.ly/FaithLeaders4Refugees.

 

  1.  Forward this message to colleagues, friends, family, faith community and others with your invitation to join this effort.

 

Please support JVS as we continue to serve refugees in Kansas City. Your financial contributions are more important than ever!

 

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