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

Policy Implications of the Presidential Executive Order Concerning Refugees

Source: LIRS      Editor: Tania Cohen President Trump’s executive order addressing United States refugee resettlement and immigration policy has created significant confusion for refugees, other visa applicants/holders, and resettlement agencies. The information below will help you understand the direct policy implications of the executive order. Please note that this information is not legal advice … More Policy Implications of the Presidential Executive Order Concerning Refugees

Refugee Resources in the Washington DC Metro Area

Author: Kristina DeVesty, Guest Blogger When a refugee family arrives in the United States, they are often fleeing violence, unrest, and persecution.  For centuries, America has been a safe haven for those in need. However, the safety of a place comes with the uncertainty of a new country and a new culture. Where will they … More Refugee Resources in the Washington DC Metro Area

A Door Just Opened

ORIGINAL POST: Kittimaquandi Community Church Blog I don’t know if it registered on the Richter scale, but I think there was a small earthquake in Columbia, Maryland last night.  At least, I felt the earth shake a little. We hosted an event last night at our church for everyone who is interested in helping us … More A Door Just Opened

Syrian Family Lands in Maryland, Gets Big Welcome from Local Synagogue

AUTHOR: Rachel Nusbaum ORIGINAL POST: HIAS Website At 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, Karen Green is abuzz with last minute preparations. In just a few hours, she’ll be at Reagan National airport to meet the new family her congregation has spent the last 10 days anxiously preparing for. “Right this minute, I would have to … More Syrian Family Lands in Maryland, Gets Big Welcome from Local Synagogue