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Contact your representative here: http://ctt.ec/pkb68+ to support $1 billion in emergency funding for the #refugee crisis.
URGE CONGRESS TO PROVIDE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR REFUGEES
Today the world is facing the largest refugee crisis in recorded history with at least 20 million refugees and 60 million forcibly displaced persons, many of whom lack access to even basic necessities. In response to this crisis, President Obama increased the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States from 70,000 in fiscal year 2015 to 85,000 in fiscal year 2016. It is critical that Congress appropriate sufficient funding to support the admission of these refugees—10,000 of whom have fled from Syria.
Current government funding expires on December 11, 2015. Congress must agree on funding levels for the federal government by that date, or we face another government shutdown. Congressional appropriators are making critical decisions this week and early next week on what programs to fund.
LIRS asks that you contact your Members of Congress in the next few days and urge them to ensure robust funding for refugee protection and resettlement.
There are two ways that you can take action today:
Your tireless commitment to protecting the world’s most vulnerable does make an impact. Increased funding for refugee assistance and resettlement should be a reflection of our country’s longstanding commitment to standing for welcome. Urge Congress to protect those fleeing violence and persecution through robust funding today.