Join us in telling our nation's leaders to oppose legislation that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038) would effectively reject humanitarian efforts and close the doors to these refugees. Our country is repeating the same mistakes of the past when we closed our doors to Jews fleeing the Nazi regime and punished innocent Japanese Americans with illegal internment.
The House of Representatives passed the bill in November 2015. The legislation is now going before the Senate in the week of Jan. 18, 2016.
Tell your senators that refugees are not our enemies! [Scroll down to send a letter today.]
The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. More than 4 million Syrians have fled from their home country fleeing conflict and violence, and 6.5 million are displaced internally. We need true leadership at this time of crisis where we join the international community against the common enemy terrorizing our nations. By closing our doors, we are not only victimizing families in need, but we lose credibility around the world with this hateful and divisive piece of legislation. This bill only divides and increases fear.
The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS, urges you to please contact your U.S. Senator through the form below and urge them to stop this irresponsible legislation. Ask your senators to uphold our American values by welcoming refugees.