Center for Victims of Torture Says Resettle At Least 75,000 in FY 2018

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. and WASHINGTON —The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today calls on President Trump and Congress to preserve the United States’ legacy as a safe haven for refugees.

“At a time when the number of people fleeing their homes due to famine, war, terrorism and persecution is at historic levels, we strongly oppose any proposed reduction in the number of refugees welcomed to the United States for resettlement. As our elected officials decide to what extent the U.S. will remain a humanitarian leader in the coming fiscal year, the fact that thousands upon thousands of survivors of torture are among the more than 22 million refugees desperately seeking safety cannot be ignored. For all refugees unable to return to their home countries, resettlement may be their only hope. While only a drop in the bucket, the United States must resettle at least 75,000 refugees in FY 2018—anything less is simply immoral and unacceptable.” — Curt Goering, CVT executive director

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The Center for Victims of Torture is a nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.; and healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.

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