[NOTE: On March 15, 2016, Pax Christi USA joined over 200 organizations in urging the House Judiciary Committee to oppose the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016 (H.R. 4731), which would dismantle the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.]
The signatories on the letter below strongly oppose H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016,” which would dismantle the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The program has been a critical humanitarian and diplomacy tool for over three decades, and with more than 60 million refugees and displaced people around the world, it is critically important that the U.S. demonstrates global leadership by welcoming refugees. Enacting this proposed legislation would send the message that refugees are not welcome in the U.S., which is a sharp departure from our nation’s character as a beacon of freedom and our history as a country founded by refugees and immigrants.
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