First, many apologies to all of you who thought I meant I would send your comments to the State Department. I don’t think they would like that very much! I offered merely to publish them here at RRW after (or even before) you send them in so that they would not completely disappear down a black hole and so that others would know that they are not alone.
So, here below, as suggested by another reader, is a very clear line about where to send them by 5 p.m. tomorrow May 19th!
Persons wishing to submit written comments on the appropriate size and scope of the FY 2017 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program should submit them by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 via email to PRM-Comments@state.gov or fax (202) 453-9393.
For all of you who don’t know what we are talking about, go back to this post for a complete discussion. HOWEVER, I JUST NOW NOTICED THAT THE FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE HAS THE WRONG DATES IN IT! I’ve written to the State Department for clarification! [update May 19th: we did hear from the State Department and they admitted they had made an error! You have until 5 p.m. today to get your testimony submitted.]
And, thanks to all who sent comments to me. I am still in the process of reading them all and getting them posted. Needless to say, I had no idea that so many of you would take the time to write.
All of the testimony we have posted so far and other information on this important opportunity is archived here.