For a recording of today’s call, click here Washington, D.C. – In light of recent media reports that the U.S. refugee resettlement cap could sink below 50,000, and a Supreme Court ruling allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive ban on refugees, policy experts, refugees, and faith advocates gathered on a press call today to push back… Continue »

In a powerful op-ed, Washington, DC-based architect Shalom Baranes recounts his family’s trek to the United States from Libya, and the life they’ve built here. After the September 11th attacks, Baranes was tapped to lead the restoration of the Pentagon, as he notes: As I look back, I wonder why I took on such a high-risk… Continue »

It’s so important to not miss the stories of the real people affected by Donald Trump’s blanket, racist immigration orders targeting Muslims, immigrants, and refugees. Among the many stories emerging from the past few days are that of a family of Kurdish Syrian refugees welcomed home with open arms in New York, and a Cleveland physician who… Continue »

On a press call held today, advocates and lawyers for refugees and Muslim immigrants described the immediate chaos already resulting due to Donald Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban and outlined why the ban is unconstitutional and contrary to core American values. On the call, representatives from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) described the emergency… Continue »

TODAY, January 25 at 11 AM Eastern (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE), leaders from America’s Voice Education Fund, Women’s Refugee Commission, NILC, United We Dream, and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee will gather on a press call to offer thoughts on a range of Trump’s forthcoming Executive Orders on immigration and refugee policies. WHO: Abed A. Ayoub, Esq., Legal and Policy… Continue »

A video recording of today’s event is available here. Washington, DC – As rumors swirl that President Donald Trump may undo several immigration policies created by the Obama Administration this week, Sen. Cortez Masto (D-NV); Greisa Martinez of United We Dream; Rev. Jennifer Butler of Faith in Public Life;  Angela Maria Kelley of Center for… Continue »

On the eve of his Vice-Presidential debate, an all-conservative federal appeals court panel ruled against Gov. Mike Pence and his attempt to ban Syrians’ resettlement in his state. The court noted that Pence has no authority to withhold funding from refugee resettlement organizations based on fear and “nightmare speculation.” From NPR: The court upheld a lower… Continue »

During his speech at the UN earlier this week, President Obama read aloud a letter he received from a six-year-old boy in New York offering to adopt Omran, the child who was injured when his home in Aleppo, Syria was bombed and destroyed. The image of five-year-old Omran, covered in blood and sitting in stunned silence… Continue »

In an impassioned speech to the UN General Assembly yesterday, President Obama called the global refugee crisis “a test of our common humanity” and pledged on nations to step up on their efforts to aid those fleeing violence and death. “Obama delivered a stinging rebuke of those who would build walls, a message aimed at… Continue »

Have you ever thought about the things you’d take with you if you had to immediately flee your home and country? Think of the countless things you pick up or put aside daily, all with the confidence that they’ll still be there tomorrow.  A new UN Refugee Agency video places us in the shoes of the refugees who… Continue »