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Please take action TODAY:

Call your Representative and Senators: 1-866-961-4293

Tell your Representative’s office that as a constituent, you OPPOSE H.R. 4038 and additions to the “Omnibus” appropriations bill that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian or Iraqi refugees.

Contact Information 

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Sample Script

I'm a constituent from [City, State] and I support refugees. I am opposed to any bill or provision in the upcoming funding bill that would stop or halt the resettlement of refugees based on their nationality or religion. I urge the Senator / Representative to represent me and other constituents who seek to welcome Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Though some cite concerns about refugees being a concern to national security, refugees are actually the most heavily screened individuals entering the United States. Here are some helpful points on the security process, but the most important point is your story and why your community wants to welcome Syrian and Iraqi refugees:

  • The U.S. government handpicks the refugees who resettle here, and the U.S. resettlement process has the most rigorous screening process in the world.
  • Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted people to come to the United States, undergoing interagency screenings by the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Department of Defense and multiple intelligence agencies, including biometric checks, forensic document testing, medical tests and in-person interviews.
  • Continuing refugee resettlement while maintaining national security is not an either/or situation. The United States can continue to welcome refugees while also continuing to ensure national security. We can and must do both.