Challenges Refugees Face in Accessing COVID Relief Provisions

Refugees are significantly impacted by the coronavirus / COVID-19. Many refugees are essential workers or otherwise on the frontlines of pandemic response, including in the healthcare field, as truck drivers critical to the supply chain, and as grocery store employees. Others are without income at this time and with fewer social networks than those who […]

COVID-19 Legislation: Quick Facts and Analysis for Refugees and Resettlement Offices

Congress has passed three packages of COVID-19 related legislation to provide direct assistance to Americans (including some refugees and immigrants), employers, and the healthcare system. The first piece of legislation was passed on March 6th to support the healthcare industry’s response. The second was passed on March 18th to provide free coronavirus testing and expand […]

Background on Refugee Resettlement

Resettlement is a refugee’s last option for safety. The definition of a refugee is someone who has fled their country due to persecution based on their ethnicity, nationality, religion, political opinion, or social group.  Resettlement is the last resort, when refugees cannot safely return to their home country and when they cannot safely remain in […]

2022 Midterm Election Voting Guide

Voting is your right as a U.S. citizen, and making your voice heard is critical to our democracy. By exercising your right to vote, you empower yourself, support your community, and ensure that your voice is heard by those seeking to represent you.  This year’s elections will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022. Mark […]

The Truth About Refugees

Refugees don’t want to leave their homes–they are running for their lives.   Refugees are people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape persecution because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, political opinion, or social group. They leave home to save their lives and to seek safety for their families. Resettlement is […]

Voice for Refuge Policy Platform

The United States was founded by refugees fleeing religious persecution, and built by generations of refugees and immigrants. There are times in our history when we have rejected refugees, and we look back on those times with shame. And there have been other times when we have demonstrated our values by serving as a beacon […]