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President Trump is expected to act today against refugee resettlement. Here are some ways you can show your support. 
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Four Easy Steps to Show Support for Refugees

Sometime today, President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order that will bring changes to the refugee program, including large-scale cuts to arrivals and changes to the list of countries from which the United States will accept refugees.

An executive order is different from a law, which is decided on by Congress. It is an act carried out unilaterally by the President. That does not mean, however, that we cannot do anything. 

There are four simple steps you can take right now to help show your support for refugees before this act is signed - and even after. 

1) Tweet at President Trump: Use @POTUS and/or @realDonaldTrump - scroll down for sample tweets. President Trump has shown himself to be much more responsive to Tweets than most leaders. 

2) Send the White House a Message: You can do so through the White House website here or through their Facebook page right here. Scroll down for a sample message you can use. 

3) Call the White House Comment Line: It is still operational, despite some articles to the contrary. You can call 202-456-1111. Scroll down fro a sample message. 

4) Sign the Petition: Our national partners have organized an online petition and are urging others to sign on. You can find that petition here


We will send a further update after today's announcement to let you know what we expect these changes will mean for the program in Georgia, along with thoughts from our CRSA Chair, Frances McBrayer of Catholic Charities Atlanta. 

If you have questions, please direct them to Stephanie Jackson Ali
 
Sample Messages
 
As always, we strongly encourage you to use these as suggestions to build your own message. Personal messages are most impactful when making any contact with your leadership. 

Tweets:
a) .@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Don't stop welcoming refugees. Resettlement demonstrates the best of our values #RefugeesWelcome
b) .@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Keep America welcoming. Refugee resettlement is a proud American legacy with bipartisan support #RefugeesWelcome
c) .@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS People of faith OPPOSE a religious litmus test for refugees bit.ly/FaithLeaders4ALLRefugees
hias.org/1500rabbis #RefugeesWelcome
d) .@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Denying Muslim refugees safety is an affront to religious liberty #RefugeesWelcome
bit.ly/FaithLeaders4ALLRefugees hias.org/1500rabbis.
e) .@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS More than 800 faith leaders are opposed to any policy that would keep Muslim refugees from seeking safety: bit.ly/FaithLeaders4ALLRefugees


Facebook or Email Message:
 
'President Trump, We are hearing that you will stop refugee resettlement based on someone's nationality or religion. I am strongly opposed to any policy change that would deny access to refugees based on their religion or nationality. Please reject such ideas, as a religious litmus test for safety is an affront to religious liberty. I urge you to welcome refugees and support the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Resettlement is a core American legacy that extends hospitality and offers a chance for refugees to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. My community welcomes refugees and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement in the United States.'



Don't for get to also plan to visit the State Capitol with us on Mach 7. Join us at the New Americans Celebration to show our state leadership that Georgia supports refugee resettlement. You can learn more, and RSVP, here
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