Dozens of hateful anti-refugee bills have been introduced in—and dangerous anti-refugee rhetoric is getting louder than ever.
There are 60 million refugee and displaced persons. All countries have an obligation to help, but most rich countries have left poorer, mainly Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian countries to host 86% of the global refugee population.
The lack of leadership in Washington is a part of the problem.
Demand that the U.S. government:
– Increase the overall number of refugees that are resettled in the United States;
– Increase support and funding for countries hosting refugees; and
– Streamline the U.S. resettlement program so that is does not take so long