WE ARE ALL AMERICA ACTION ALERT:
STOP THE NOMINATION OF RONALD MORTENSEN
Advocates are Ready to Fight the Cruelest Nomination of the Trump Administration
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IS UNDER ATTACK. We Are All America joins advocates across the country in supporting refugee resettlement, a life-saving program that exemplifies our commitment to providing safe harbor to people fleeing violence and persecution across the world—reflected in our shared ideals inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
But as Trump proceeds with unprecedented attacks on refugee resettlement, from halting resettlement as part of his travel ban to slashing the number of refugees resettled to a record low, we must take action NOW to defend the urgent work of the resettlement program.
On January 16, 2019, Trump re-nominated Ronald Mortensen, an anti-immigrant/refugee extremist, to administer the US refugee resettlement program. In this position, Ronald Mortensen would have his hands on nearly 1/3 of the State Department's budget.
Mortensen has made his positions on immigration issues clear as a fellow of the extremist Center for Immigration Studies. He has insisted that most undocumented immigrants are felons and repeatedly attacked DREAMers. He went after war hero Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.) over his years of work on behalf of immigration reform, saying that his "support for illegal aliens" will cause him to be seen as an ISIS "collaborator" who rolled out the red carpet for "ISIS terrorists on the Mexican side of the border with car bombs ready to go." He has even attacked his own Mormon faith for their humanitarian position on migrants.
Mortensen's nomination to lead the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the State Department is part of a campaign to change our nation’s long tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants and offering sanctuary to the persecuted. If confirmed, Mortensen would be able to systematically undermine our global commitment and destroy refugee resettlement.
He must be stopped.
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