THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES

There has been a lot of heated political discussion about refugees lately and how they maintain their livelihood once they arrive in the United States. The fact is, most of us are probably a little in the dark when it comes to understanding the employment process for a refugee. Some people assume that refugees live … More THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES

LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

Author: Dana Lea, Guest Blogger 2017 was a year full of headlines concerning refugee crises, immigration hurdles, and immigration bans to the United States. This relentless barrage of news had many looking towards local resettlement agencies to better understand the refugee process itself, immigration executive orders and refugee arrival interruptions, and to learn how to … More LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

BEADS OF FAITH

By Guest Blogger Kristina DeVesty In our last blog post, you met Asinate Vitusagavulu, an LSS/NCA Refugee Resettlement Case Worker who has worked to help dozens of refugee families establish new roots here in the United Stated.  Today, she offers a story of respect and kindness that might impact how you see your refugee neighbors. … More BEADS OF FAITH

HELPING HAND: A CONVERSATION WITH ASINATE VITUSAGAVULU, LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT CASE WORKER

By Guest Blogger Kristina DeVesty When a refugee arrives in America, perhaps one of the most important people they will come in contact with is their Resettlement Case Worker. Asinate Vitusagavulu is a Reception and Placement Case Manager for LSS/NCA, and she explained just how much the organization does, and what is wishes it could … More HELPING HAND: A CONVERSATION WITH ASINATE VITUSAGAVULU, LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT CASE WORKER

World Refugee Day: Celebrating our Refugee Neighbors

Author: Annalane Miller, Intern World Refugee Day is designated by the UN as a day to become informed about the plight of refugees, celebrate their strength, courage and contributions, and show your support for these families and the cultural diversity they contribute to our communities. In fiscal year 2016, 84,995 refugees came to the United … More World Refugee Day: Celebrating our Refugee Neighbors

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN AMERICA

AUTHOR: Kristina DeVesty, Guest Blogger There has been a lot of heated political discussion about refugees lately and how they maintain their livelihood once they arrive in the United States. The fact is, most of us are probably a little in the dark when it comes to understanding the employment process for a refugee. Some … More 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN AMERICA

Resettling the Rasoolys (WAMU 88.5 Features LSS/NCA refugee family)

ORIGINAL POST: WAMU; Carmel Delshad On a recent afternoon, Hashmatulla Rasooly and his wife sat at the dining table in their Maryland home going through a cultural orientation session with their case worker, Tanya Vitusagavulu. The couple’s two-year-old son squirmed in his mother’s lap. The family, which also includes a daughter, arrived from Afghanistan just under two … More Resettling the Rasoolys (WAMU 88.5 Features LSS/NCA refugee family)

Long Term Implications of the President’s Executive Order

In last week’s blog we addressed the short term implication’s of the President’s new executive order on both refugees and residents here and abroad. Today, the executive Order would have officially taken. Hours before its initiation, Federal judges halted the new executive order saying it was targeted to exclude one religion and group of people. … More Long Term Implications of the President’s Executive Order