July 2017 (Keep U.S. Doors Open! Protecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers)

February 2, 2018

This month’s call addressed the harsh realities facing refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S, especially in the current political climate which corrodes and weakens the U.S. refugee system and budget. We detailed violent conditions south of the border which force individuals and families to seek asylum in the U.S. The call outlined AI’s legislative advocacy strategies to preserve the refugee/asylum budgets, and also provided lobby actions planned for August.


  • Stephanie Mellini – Member Advocacy Coordinator, AIUSA
  • Larry Ladutke – AIUSA Country Specialist, El Salvador and State Legislative Coordinator, NJ
  • Denise Bell – Senior Campaigner, Refugee and Migrant Rights
  • Ben Steele – State Legislative Coordinator, AZ