We invite you to join us in supporting refugee-related accounts for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations submissions. As you may know, 60 million people are displaced around the world, the largest number since World War II. Historically, the United States
has recognized its moral and legal imperative to lead by example in addressing global issues such as refugee resettlement. That is why our nation is the largest resettlement country in the world, taking in almost 70 percent of all refugees resettled by the
UNHCR globally last year. In order to meet the needs of refugee assistance and resettlement programs, we must ensure that adequate funding is provided to local communities to help refugees integrate and thrive.
We are asking that the respective appropriations subcommittees substantially increase funds to meet the needs for the following refugee-related accounts: