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Urge 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.

Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Refugee Protection Act of 2011 in Congress. The bill would correct some of the most egregious policies toward refugees and re-establish the United States' commitment to protecting the persecuted. For detailed information, check out our fact sheet.

Tell Congress to help those fleeing persecution and seeking safe haven in the United States by supporting this bill!