Urge CBP to Expand Life Saving Techniques at our Southern Border

The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 5,000 migrants have perished crossing our southern border since 1998. Human rights organizations estimate that number is closer to 8,000, since many remains are never recovered. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made great strides in reducing migrant deaths with the implementation of Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) Unit, but it is not enough.

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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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