June 21, 2011
It's World Refugee Day This Week and Victims of Persecution Need Your Help
Tell Congress to support the Refugee Protection Act of 2011! Refugees seeking asylum now face prolonged detention in prison-like conditions without due process safeguards, such as a custody hearing by an immigration court, and denials of their requests for asylum based on an arbitrary filing deadline and overly broad exclusion provisions. The Refugee Protection Act of 2011 would correct some of the most egregious policies toward refugees and re-establish the United States' commitment to protecting the persecuted. Tell Congress to help those fleeing persecution and seeking safe haven in the United States by supporting this bill!