Refugee Policy Updates
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.
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.
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.
Over 500 national and local organizations show their support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and oppose legislation that would stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees with a sign on letter to the Senate.
20 former national security officials sent a letter to Congress expressing their support for the U.S. refugee program and opposition to proposals that would halt or limit resettlement.
81 national organizations sign a letter to Congress in support of Syrian refugees and the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
National and local organizations from around the country sent a letter to President Obama with recommendations for how the U.S. should respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.
22 former government officials send President Obama and Congressional leadership a letter urging U.S. leadership and increased humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees.
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a group of fourteen senators in calling on President Barack Obama to significantly increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle in the United States.