Help us protect our nation by addressing a dangerously broken program
There's a serious problem facing our country. It doesn't grab as many headlines as terror attacks, but it's just as serious — our broken system of refugee resettlement.
Ever since its founding, our country has been a source of inspiration and a refuge for those who seek to escape oppression. In recent years, though, the system used to resettle refugees has become very badly broken.
That's one reason that we were so thrilled to have Ann Corcoran speak at our 2015 National Conference & Legislative Briefing. Ann has been working on this critical issue for years, documenting the serious problems in our system, and working with grassroots activists to raise awareness and fix it.
This deeply-flawed process is establishing pockets of refugees in our communities with inadequate screening, inadequate assistance to local governments, and inadequate efforts to assimilate refugees into American culture.
There simply are no good outcomes in our current system. At best, the process leaves a small group of refugees living in an isolated pocket with no significant ties to their new community. At worst, it opens the door for radical extremists to make their way into our country and do untold damage.
We must reform this process, and we must do it now. That's why ACT for America has launched our Refugee Resettlement Working Group, a sub-group dedicated to working on this issue in their local communities.
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Our 300,000 grassroots activists, working together, have enabled ACT for America to win significant victories for the security of our nation, passing laws in state after state. Together, we can ensure that this broken system is fixed, and that potential terrorists are kept on the outside looking in.