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PRES. TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER THREATENS REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES. CALL ON YOUR MAYOR TO STAND WITH US AND SUPPORT REFUGEES.

Support Refugees in Your City

SIGN THE PLEDGE

REFUGEES NEED US NOW MORE THAN EVER.

Once you submit your pledge, you will be prompted to send an email to your mayor. The more times we can contact our officials, the better. We want to make sure our voices are heard!

At the end of December, Ascentria will submit all signed pledges to your mayors to make sure they know that their constituents support refugee resettlement.

We must speak out and advocate on behalf of those whose voices have historically been silenced.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

SUPPORT REFUGEES

Refugees are often fleeing violence and persecution. They need our help finding a safe place to call home.

SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORS

Our cities are home to thousands of thriving, resettled refugees, many of whom are citizens now. 

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY THRIVE

Refugees are vital to the health and diversity of our communities.

The U.S. has admitted about 76,200 refugees so far under the Trump administration. This is from January 2017 until present.

Prior to Trump, the U.S. admitted about 85,000 refugees in 2016 alone.

In FY 2016, New Hampshire admitted 518 refugees.

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In FY 2018, New Hampshire admitted 162 refugees.

In FY 2016, Massachusetts admitted 2,433 refugees.

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In FY 2018, Massachusetts admitted 619 refugees.

REFUGEE FACTS AND FIGURES

To let your mayor know you support refugees

On September 26, the Trump Administration issued another executive decision... the number of refugees admitted into the United States in 2020 would drop to 18,000.

In 2016, that number was 85,000. The historic average since 1980, is 95,000.

MASSACHUSETTS

Immigrants and refugees in MA are likelier to be of working age than U.S.-born residents– 80% vs. 64% 

MA immigrant and refugee households earn $42.9 billion a year and pay $8.4 billion in federal and $3.5 billion in local and state taxes, plus Social Security and Medicare 

Three quarters (76%) of the state’s net population growth in 2000–2016 was due to foreign-born people. Immigrants and refugees also keep our knowledge-based economy thriving; without them, there would be an ever bigger shortage of STEM and healthcare professionals. 

New Hampshire

In 2016, NH welcomed 1% of refugees arriving in the United States.

In seven of ten recent years (2009 through 2018), New England’s population would have shrunk or failed to grow without the addition of immigrants. As natural increase continues to decline, immigration is expected to become the primary contributor to national population growth after 2030. 

In 2017, the median ages in Maine (44.7), New Hampshire (43.1), and Vermont (42.9) were the first, second, and third highest in the country, respectively. 

Read the order here.

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