OSJ Action Alert | March 7, 2017

OSJ Action Alert: March 7, 2017

Tell Congress To Oppose Actions Against Refugee Resettlement!

On March 6, President Trump signed a revised version of an Executive Order on refugees and Muslims. The order will enact a 90-day suspension of all visas for nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, halt refugee resettlement for 120-days, and lower the number of refugees the U.S. admits from 110,000 to 50,000 this year. This is the lowest resettlement goal in U.S. history.

God issues a call to his people: we are to welcome the stranger and defend the cause of the most vulnerable. This is a moment of critical importance. The Christian Reformed Church has a long tradition of welcoming refugees into our communities and congregations. This order could cripple this life-saving ministry -- a ministry which has marked our church for five decades. We cannot remain idle; in the name of Jesus, we are called to welcome the stranger as if it is Christ himself.

Congress must hear loud and clear that Christians around the U.S. oppose this revised order. Urge Congress to speak boldly against this announcement and do everything in their power to see it reversed.