The Trump Administration has decided that the maximum number of refugees to be admitted to the United States in 2020 will be just 18,000 - a significant drop from last year's number, 30,000, and the historic annual average of 95,000. The United States has historically resettled the most refugees of any country in the world, and it is drawing back from that role.
This is coming at a time when over 70 million people around the world are on the move fleeing violence and persecution - an unprecedented number.
Members of Congress in the House and Senate have introduced legislation which will raise the refugee admissions ceiling to 95,000, the annual average number of refugees admitted to the U.S. historically. This number is more reflective of the needs of refugees around the world, many of whom remain stranded in temporary camps until a nation volunteers to resettle them.
Tell Congress to support the GRACE Act to raise the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. today.
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