Call for Stories: Refugees, Families, and Communities Affected by Trump's Ban
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order suspending the federal refugee resettlement program, barring the resettlement of refugees from Syria, calling for “extreme vetting,” halting refugee resettlement for 120 days and reducing the number of refugee admissions in fiscal year 2017 to 50,000, compared to 110,000, as planned by the Obama administration.

Please help us tell the stories of those affected by Trump's ban, including but not limited to:
- Refugees who were expecting or hoping to come to the U.S.
- U.S. residents who were expecting their family members to join them in the U.S.
- Congregations and communities who were expecting to welcome refugees (i.e. furnishing apartments, collecting donations, etc.)
- Businesses, schools, and other institutions that are affected by lower refugee admissions.

By filling out this form, you are granting your permission for these stories to be told publicly, potentially for press, advocacy, and litigation purposes.. This information will be used by Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition of 23 U.S.-based organizations, and our partners to advocate on behalf of refugees at this critical time. More information about RCUSA can be found at rcusa.org. Please contact liza.lieberman@hias.org with any questions.

What is your name?
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In what city/state are you located?
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What is your zip code? (Will not be shared)
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What is your email address, in case we have any further questions? (Will not be shared)
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What is your phone number, in case we have any further questions? (Will not be shared)
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Which of the following best describes you?
Which of the following agencies are you associated with?
Please provide a summary of how Trump's refugee ban will affect you, your family, your institution, and/or your community. Please be as specific as possible, to the extent that you are comfortable.
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Do you have any photos to illustrate the affect of Trump's ban on you, your family, and/or your community? This could be a photo of you and/or your family, a photo of the apartment you were preparing to furnish for a refugee family, etc. Please send any photos directly to liza.lieberman@hias.org.
Has this story already been covered in the press? (If so, please provide a source and website link if possible.)
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Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
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