Refugees and Immigrants
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 70 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.
State and Local Elected Leaders Urge Biden to Immediately Increase Refugee Admissions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2021 CONTACT: email@example.com State and Local Elected Leaders Urge Biden to Immediately Increase Refugee Admissions 124 Elected Officials Send Letter to Biden Pressing him to Sign his Proposed Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY21 Washington, D.C.—Church World Service, HIAS, the International Rescue Committee, and the International Refugee Assistance Project today jointly applauded a …
Emergency Appeal: Expanding Welcome
Appeal Code: 6303 Situation In February 2021 the Biden administration issued an executive order signaling the administration’s promise to restore and rebuild the life-saving program and committing to raising the refugee admissions goal to 125,000 for Fiscal Year 2022 with a revised refugee admissions goal of 62,500 for FY 2021 — an important step toward returning the resettlement program to …
Latin American Local Faith Community Responses to Venezuelan Migration
As of June 2020, Venezuela ranks as the second-largest displacement crisis in the world, with an estimated 5.1 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants worldwide. The scale of displacement has been “unprecedented […] in magnitude and speed” in Latin America, and will only be further complicated by the global pandemic. While much attention has been paid to UN and international NGO …