The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) applauded a Senate vote today to block an anti-Syrian Refugee bill. USCRI has advocated continually for the protection and welcome of Syrian refugees including issuing an action alert last week. Individuals across the country responded by contacting their Senators to share their support for resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The bill “The American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act,” H.R. 4038, would grind to a halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
“The Senate vote today upholds our nation’s values and welcome to refugees. USCRI opposes any bill that would stop or pause the resettlement of refugees of any nationality or religion. We call on Congress to take a solutions-based approach that addresses the root causes of the crisis and protects the rights of refugees,” said USCRI CEO and President, Lavinia Limon.