Pope Francis reminds us that "We are called to love not with words but with deeds." Maryknoll Sister Rosemarie Milazzo returned to the Greek island of Lesbos this past Spring, to volunteer again at the overflowing refugee camps.
Read one of Sister Milazzo's emails from Lesbos to learn more about our vulnerable brothers and sisters who have fled their homes and left everything they know in search of refuge.
Your voice is needed to care for refugees here in the United States and around the world.
It is that time of the year again when the president, with input from the administration and in consultation with Congress, makes the annual Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions. This is the target number for refugees welcomed to resettle in the United States in the upcoming year.
Standing up for refugees is more crucial than ever. Between 2016 and 2018 the annual target number was already reduced from 85,000 to the record low number of 45,000. While Congress continues to support robust funding for refugee resettlement, the administration has proposed more cutbacks.
Ask your members of Congress to urge President Trump to commit to the resettlement of 75,000 refugees in 2019 and robust overseas refugee protection, as well. On August 21, we joined hundreds of faith leaders in a letter to President Trump and all members of Congress expressing our deep concern about proposed cutbacks. Please join us in speaking out for refugees now.
Explore this advocacy toolkit offered by the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign.