The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
The current refugee crisis is the most pressing since World War II; more than 22.5 million people qualify for refugee status, over 5 million of them from Syria alone. Today, more than 65 million people worldwide are displaced, many of whom have been forced to flee their homes because of ongoing violence and with no option to return home. The U.S. has recently decreased the number of refugees it will accept to 45,000 for fiscal year 2018. That number is less than half of the amount set by the prior administration and is not enough to respond to the challenge of our time. We must address this humanitarian crisis by increasing the number of refugees welcomes and by opposing any effort to limit refugees of certain religious background.
Now is the time to increase the number of refugees welcomed by the U.S. and call on other countries to do the same.
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