July 19, 2019
Today information was released that the Trump administration is considering a presidential determination number of near 0 for refugee admissions in Fiscal Year 2020, essentially halting the refugee resettlement program entirely. We are deeply concerned that, after welcoming newcomers for over seventy years, the United States is turning its back on some of the world’s most vulnerable people The U.S. refugee program was created in the aftermath of World War II. We have a proud tradition of welcoming the world’s most vulnerable people and giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives and contribute their skills and talents. With this action, the U.S. is failing to meet its commitment to protecting persecuted people during the largest refugee crisis in history. Our nation of immigrants should continue to welcome refugees and asylum seekers and we are a better society by doing so.
We need partners in this work to save the refugee resettlement program. Call your Senators and Representatives and demand that they take action to protect this vital work. You have a voice and can make a difference. Thanks to the support of Atlanta’s generous welcoming community, our organization is prepared to continue serving refugees and asylees in Atlanta, regardless of the administration’s policies. In partnership with the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies, New American Pathways will participate in a National Day of Action on Save the date for a National Day of Action on Saturday, August 3rd. Stay tuned for details. Thank you for coming alongside us as we welcome refugees to Georgia.