Migration, Asylum & Refugees
Every two seconds someone in the world is forced to leave their home and everything they know. With the threat of violence, persecution or disaster knocking on their door, they make the only choice they can to find safety—they run.
In recent years fewer and fewer of the 100 million people who are forcibly displaced have access to the protection they need to rebuild their lives. Many nations that are hosting asylum seekers and refugees—including the United States at our southern border—deny them access to fundamental rights and critical services or have effectively closed their borders.
We believe every family has the right to live in safety and dignity. That is why we welcome refugees and asylum seekers with open hearts and helping hands. Faith leaders and refugee communities lift their voices to advocate for better policies, and by standing in solidarity, we are helping keep immigrant families together. Whether through the U.S. asylum system or refugee resettlement program here at home, or by aiding communities overseas, we help the vulnerable build lives free from fear.
A long and arduous process: only people seeking asylum know the pain.
They are all around us. People who are seeking asylum breathe, eat and make plans like we all do. They are only different because they have been forced to make the difficult choice of leaving their beloved homes and neighborhood. There is a lot of uncertainty in seeking asylum; leaving your country for another does not mean the safety of those seeking asylum is guaranteed. Therefore, there are a lot more challenges asylum seekers face in their new lives. Yet, they stay strong, resilient and determined. They are the ones we need within us.
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