Refugee Policy Updates
Member Statements Opposing DACA Termination
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dealt another blow to the Administration’s attempted travel ban. This is the latest in a string of rulings, including the Fourth Circuit’s recent decision that the travel ban is likely to be found to be unconstitutional, that currently keeps the travel ban Executive Order from being implemented.
In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20th, organizations are joining us in sending a letter-a-day to Congress this month explaining why they support refugee resettlement.
This win means that, as the world faces an historic displacement crisis, America’s doors will remain open, as a symbol of U.S. global leadership at a time when it is sorely needed.
RCUSA urges Congress to fund refugee programs at levels that reflect the reality that the world is currently experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The last thing that the United States should do during a time of historic refugee crises is to cut lifesaving refugee budget accounts.
The RCUSA 2017 World Refugee Day Toolkit contains resources, how-tos, and template materials for engaging local, state, and national elected officials in support of refugee protection and resettlement.
The RCUSA 2017 Post-Election Toolkit contains resources, how tos, and template materials for engaging local, state, and national elected officials in support of refugee protection and resettlement.
Refugee Council USA applauds the United States’ District Court in Hawaii’s recent decision to issue a temporary restraining order that blocks the execution of the Trump Administration’s “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” Executive Order.
Refugee Council USA opposes today's revised Executive Order renewing the U.S. ban on refugee resettlement. This harmful and ill-considered order singles out the most vetted, most vulnerable people, and will not improve national security.
RCUSA will stand in firm opposition to any attempts to halt refugee resettlement to the United States; efforts to ban specific refugee groups because of their faith; and, the reduction by 60% of the number of refugees that America welcomes this year.
Refugee Council USA stands in firm opposition to President Trump’s Executive Order that suspends the entire U.S. refugee resettlement program for 120 days; bans the arrival of Syrian refugees; and, reduces the overall number of refugees who will enter the United States this year from 110,000 to 50,000.
Secretary Madeleine Albright and others spoke on today's RCUSA press call in support of refugees and in opposition to President Trumps drafted executive order on refugees. Read their remarks.
RCUSA's transition document for the new administration.
RCUSA members have released the following statements regarding refugees and the 2016 presidential election results.
The updated RCUSA 2016 Local Congressional Visit Toolkit discusses how you can help increase resources for refugee protection & resettlement, with advocacy strategies specific to actions needed in November and December.
RCUSA encourages U.S. Government action in the region that strengthens access to asylum and expands protection across the region.
RCUSA's statement and principles for increasing the role of private actors in refugee resettlement.
On September 19th, the UN General Assembly will host the Summit on Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees and on September 20th, President Obama will host the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. Read RCUSA's statement.