Action for Refugees


Photo by Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press

Justice for Immigrants is sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and invites all people of good faith to learn and speak out on behalf of refugees fleeing for their lives. 

The U.S. House of Representatives, House Judicary Committee is considering a bill that would restrict refugee resettlement, refuse entry to famlies fleeing ISIS and civil war.  In addition, this legislation would, for the first time in U.S. history allow states to ‘veto’ resettlement restricting the free movement of persons between states (this is likely unconstitutional).   All this despite the fact that refugees are carefully vetted before entering the U.S.  How absurd that a nation of immigrants would consider this action out of fear.  My own representative Lynn Westmoreland wrote to me saying that the suspicion that one Paris terrorist possibly had a refugee passport (just the suspicion) leads him to want to restrict refugee resettlement.  How cowardly we have become when we turn away thousands fleeing for their lives out of fear that one potential terrorist might somehow, someway get in.  Where has the Greatest Generation gone, they are not in Washington now.

We should stand up to this silliness as Germany is doing and speak out against such an unjust and most likely unconstitutional law.  It is most likely an election year ploy, but this is a crazy election year indeed.  Please go to this link to see how your voice can be heard: Justice for Immigrants – Refugee Resettlement

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