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

Sudanese Man Falls to His Knees in Middle of Texas Airport to Praise God After Emotional Reunion With Family

A reminder of true gratitude this Thanksgiving! “The story began back in 2012 when a Sudanese woman showed up in Forth Worth, Texas, pregnant and with her two small children. Her husband couldn’t make the trip, unable to leave the refugee camp because the couple had lost their marriage papers while fleeing war. They had … More Sudanese Man Falls to His Knees in Middle of Texas Airport to Praise God After Emotional Reunion With Family

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

Stories of Community and Hope from Summer Camp

By: Ruth Osorio, Guest Blogger Summer camp is about stories. Sure, it’s also about camp fires, archery, arts and crafts, and spending time in nature. But stories are what make camp such a special place for so many children and young adults. Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area’s Youth Haven Summer Camp is … More Stories of Community and Hope from Summer Camp

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