19/10/31 - Cities for Action Statement in Support of Refugees and the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2019

Cities for Action condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to set the lowest annual refugee cap in our nation’s history. Mayors and county executives support the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program because it saves lives and enriches communities. Refugees and their families contribute to public life and cultural institutions and fill jobs in a variety of key U.S. industries, including manufacturing, lumber, hospitality, and food production.  More than half of the 25.4 million registered refugees across the world are children who are forcibly displaced from their homes due to violence, persecution, or war, and are in need of protections.  Cities for Action communities will continue to welcome refugees who are in search of a new home because we are better and stronger because of them.

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