Bicameral Letter to Help Reunite Syrian Families (v. 2)

Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson requesting that the Administration institute reforms to boost the number of refugees processed by expanding the Priority Three (P-3) family reunification program. Additionally, the letter requests that the Administration coordinate security checks to prevent them from expiring while a refugee is still being processed and inform families if only a few members, but not all, have been cleared. These actions, which do not require additional resources, can improve opportunities for Syrians refugees to reunite with family in the United States.

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Briefing TOMORROW: The Syrian Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response

As both Congress and the Administration seek ways to demonstrate U.S. leadership in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and the plight of Syrian refugees, I invite you and your staff to a timely and important briefing. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, I will join Rep. Zoe Lofgren in hosting a briefing entitled “The Syrian Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response” from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 441 Cannon House Office Building.

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Save Religious Worker Visa Program from Expiring in One Week, Become an Original Cosponsor of the Freedom of Faith Act

Many religious communities, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Jains, Mormons, Catholics, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims workers rely on the Special Immigration Non-Minister provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act to secure access to trained religious workers. These workers are crucial to the day-to-day functioning of religious institutions and fill a drastic domestic shortage of religious workers and training facilities.

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SUPPORT FARMWORKER PROTECTIONS (v. 2)

Please join us in asking the Office of Management and Budget to provide their comments to ensure the WPS standard is finalized no later than October 2015 and assure meaningful and enforceable protections for farmworkers.

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Restore the Oath of Allegiance

From: The Honorable Diane Black Sent By: Jon.Toomey@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3296 Date: 9/10/2015 Restore the Oath of Allegiance September 10, 2015 Cosponsors: Babin (TX), Barletta (PA), Blackburn (TN), Chabot (OH), Collins (GA), Conaway (TX), Culberson (TX), Curbelo (FL), DeSantis (FL), DesJarlais (TN), Donovan (NY), Duncan (TN), Duncan (SC), Fincher (TN), Fleischmann (TN), Gohmert (TX), Harper […]

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Support Victims of Boko Haram (v. 2)

From: The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee Sent By: Benjamin.Warheit2@mail.house.gov Date: 9/1/2015 Dear Colleague, I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring a resolution urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to establish a Victims Support Fund for the victims of Boko Haram. As you might know, the Department of Justice Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative seized $458 million […]

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