Refugees Welcome!

At a time when there are more than 25 million refugees seeking safety across the globe, President Trump set a historically low refugee admissions goal in 2019 of just 30,000 refugees. Even worse, the country is on track to resettle only around 26,000 people. The GRACE Act (S 1088/HR 2146), introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) in April, would require welcoming at least 95,000 refugees each year — the historic average of the refugee resettlement program. The bill would also increase Congressional oversight of the refugee resettlement program. As Jews, we are commanded to welcome the stranger. Urge your lawmakers to support the GRACE Act and ensure we welcome as many refugees as possible.