August 03, 2019 at 11am - 1pm

Rise for Refuge - A Call to Action

A call to action for our nation to be a place of refuge, not rejection. We are co-hosting with numerous local nonpartisan organizations and faiths for a day to mobilize. Numerous people of faith will speak to us about the call to action to aid refugees and asylum-seekers.

This is a potluck lunch, please bring food to share. We will be at the small pavilion (C). We may have a crowd, and recommend bringing a folding chair.

We will be providing materials and a plan for mobilization of efforts, it will require an entire community, not merely a few.

Virtually all refugees from seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border are being denied without being heard. If news reports hold true that administration officials are pressing to zero out refugee resettlement in 2020, it would result in a near total refugee ban, collapsing the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program and the infrastructure of humanitarian protection this country has built over decades—all during the worst global refugee crisis in history.

We are calling on Members of Congress to do everything in their power to end the administration's attacks on asylum seekers and return refugee resettlement to historic norms. The administration has already decimated the U.S. asylum system and refugee resettlement program. Zeroing out refugee resettlement would amount to a full refugee ban, with grave long-term implications.

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Sue Haswell Memorial Park
1142 E William Joel Bryan Pkwy
Bryan, TX 77803
United States
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