This is an abbreviated version of the brief on refugees as part of our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.
This is a critical moment. President Trump has until September 30 to decide the number of refugees to be admitted into the United States for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Some in the Trump Administration are reportedly calling for "zeroing out" the refugee resettlement program. This means setting the goal for the number of refugees admitted into the United States in 2020 to zero.
This year’s celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20 is more important than ever. We share with you our letter to Members of Congress asking them to support legislation to protect refugee resettlement in the United States.
Leaders of faith-based organizations oppose the historically low resettlement goal for Fiscal Year 2019 and urge the Trump administration to resettle 75,000 refugees.
More than 750 faith leaders and faith-based organizations have sent the following letter to Congress and President Trump.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following press statement on September 13, 2017.
Maryknoll Father Dave Schwinghamer reports on the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York on September 19, 2016.