#WhereRtheRefugees: A Call to Action Week
An unprecedented 68 million people, including 25 million refugees, have been forced from their homes around the world. This is the worst refugee crisis in history. With global need at its highest, the Trump administration has dismantled the refugee resettlement program and reversed our nation’s history as a world leader in refugee protection.
The administration set a new record-low refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2019 at 30,000, and what’s worse, we are only on track to resettle 21,000 refugees this ... Read more >
The Opportunity of an Open Door
Photo: Joseph McBrayer
This month’s featured thought leader is Zinah, a former refugee from Iraq and soon-to-be new American citizen. She shared her story and her gratitude through the following speech during the New Americans Celebration hosted by the Coalition for Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) on Valentine’s Day.
Bombs are not unusual in Baghdad, but this one sounded close. Too close.
I took a deep breath to calm my pounding heart and climbed out of bed. I checked on my siblings — they ... Read more >