The Refugee Act of 1980, which created the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program, has welcomed 3.2 million refugees since its passage into law. These refugees, who have been assimilated into the United States through a vigilant process, have escaped from religious persecution, war, political distress, discrimination and other crisis filled situations.
Tag Archives | refugees
Following United States District Judge Dana Sabraw’s ruling on June 26, 13 children who were housed at the David and Margaret Youth and Family Services facility in La Verne have been returned to their families as of July 26.
Some of the thousands of immigrant children recently taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are being cared for at a facility for foster children in La Verne.
Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre, highlighted the approximately 5 million Syrian refugees that have been forcefully displaced within their own country’s borders Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. Betts, a professor at Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, was the speaker for the annual Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani International Lectureship.
A blend of music, comedy and drama filled Dailey Theatre as a crowd of 50 attended the opening night of “Vietgone” on Thursday. Focusing on his parents’ love story set in the 1970s, playwright Qui Nguyen challenges Asian stereotypes,showing multiple perspectives of Vietnamese immigrants escaping the treachery of war.
North Korean defectors Shin Dong-Hyuk and Kim Hak-Min spoke of their struggles in North Korea and their new lives in South Korea to around 200 people Sunday in Edmunds Ballroom of Pomona College.
In response to a chemical attack against a northern rebel-controlled area in Syria, President Donald Trump ordered on April 7 a military strike against a Syrian airbase, which was the first direct military action US took against Syria during their civil war.
IOStudents, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday at the President’s Dining Room to welcome Syrian neighbors and enjoy an evening of Mediterranean food and conversation.
Just little over a month in office, President Donald Trump has showed that he has every intention of fulfilling his anti-immigrant campaign promises. His executive order banning people from seven Muslim majority countries and deportation of undocumented Mexicans directly affects the livelihood of immigrants and refugees.
Refugees are fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war by the millions, creating one of the world’s biggest refugee crises since World War II. The United States has pledged to help those who have been displaced, but it is not nearly enough.