Recent executive orders blocking and reducing refugee arrivals have significantly impacted our funding. We continue to welcome refugees and are committed to serving those who have already arrived with employment services, connection to health care and social services, and assistance with obtaining permanent residency and US citizenship. Please donate today to keep our services strong.
The executive orders blocking refugee admissions and the subsequent legal challenges to those orders have continued to make news headlines and create uncertainty about refugee resettlement in the US. For updates on the situation, we recommend that you follow our national partner Episcopal Migration Ministries on Facebook.
In 2018, we welcomed a total of 209 refugees from 15 countries. We welcomed 18 new arrivals in December and are expecting 17 arrivals in January. Our arrivals have been largely from Ukraine, Somalia, and Burma.