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Lowest ever number of 15,000 refugees  to enter United States for FY 2021

It is shameful and un-American that President Donald J. Trump has set the lowest ever number of 15,000 refugees to enter the United States for the fiscal year 2021.

“The U.S. is shredding its values by setting an all-time low number of 15,000 refugees to enter the country in 2021,” said Ronnate Asirwatham, Director Policy & Advocacy. “At this time of great need when there are 26 million refugees in this world, the U.S. should lead by example and set a number that is worthy of the United States’ values of welcome,” she added. READ MORE

Statement on Medical Abuse at Irwin County Detention Center

We are outraged and horrified to hear about the medical abuse at Irwin County Detention Center. We stand in solidarity with Dawn Wooten the nurse and whistle blower, Pauline Binam and the other immigrant women who have come forward to shed light on these horrible practices of forced sterilization. We commend their bravery and stand together with all groups who are working to ensure justice will be done, for them and for our country. READ MORE

Reject Racist Anti-Immigrant Agenda

The Senate must reject any attempts to include harmful and deadly anti-immigrant amendments that seek to codify Title 42 and increase border militarization in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. As people of faith, we must welcome and heal our society with love.  We need our leaders to focus on making our economy grow for everyone, not play politics with people’s lives. We urge all Senators to vote NO on any harmful immigration amendments that will derail the life-giving potential of the Inflation Reduction Act. READ MORE