President Trump, Don't Close America's Doors to Refugees
At a time when the world needs leadership, President Trump has repeatedly, and successfully relinquished America's role as the example to follow. Sign PetitionSign Petition
Last month, in front of the UN General Assembly, president Trump questioned whether America had an obligation to give shelter and protect some of the world's most at-risk people, refugees. Instead he suggested that they should be harbored as close to their home countries as possible.
This walks back our country's role as the world leader in refugee resettlement for the better part of a century. Since World War II, those in crisis able to escape their countries ravaged by war, famine or genocide had nearly a 50 percent chance of being resettled in the U.S. Not anymore. At a time when there are more than 65 million displaced people and 22 million refugees globally, the President has decided to slash the number of refugees our government will accept to 45,000 for 2018, less than half of what the government usually accepts per year.
His new edict is heartless and it comes at a time when other countries have also begun to shut their doors. This leaves fewer options for those searching for shelter and puts their lives even more in danger.
Trump must rescind his refugee cap. America, like all countries has an obligation to help those in need. We cannot abandon them when they need us most. Lives are at risk and our country's legacy is at stake. Please sign the petition and urge President Trump to do the right thing and get rid of his mean and wrongheaded refugee cap.