Standing With Refugees in 2018

By Allison Ulven 

For World Refugee Day, we have been posting blogs that convey the facts and data about the world refugee crisis. It is incredibly important to stay informed about these issues and to continue to show support for those in need. Here are several ways in which you can help.

  1. Get the facts about the worldwide refugee crisis.
  2. Learn more about the detrimental impact of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in contrast to the real benefits refugees bring to our country.
  3. Know the rights guaranteed to everyone in the U.S. regardless of their immigration status.
  4. Express support for welcoming communities and sanctuary cities.
  5. Reach out to elected officials to share your support for sanctuary or welcoming policies.
  6. Use and share AAI’s advocacy road map to help build a community that supports immigrants and refugees.
  7. Help pass local resolutions that welcome refugees and immigrants in your school, community, or local board.

Most importantly, get involved with organizations that are dedicated to helping refugees:

American Red Cross

American Refugee Committee

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

Catholic Charities

Center for Applied Linguistics

Center for Migration Studies

Church World Service

Episcopal Migration Ministries

Ethiopian Community Development Council

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigration Defense Project

International Catholic Migration Commission

International Refugee Assistance Project

International Rescue Committee

Islamic Relief

Jesuit Refugee Service

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area

Refugee Center Online

Refugee Council USA

Refugees International

Syria Relief & Development

Tent Foundation

Tent Partnership for Refugees

The Linking Communities Project

The U.S. Department of Justice List of Pro Bono Immigration Legal Service Providers

The United Nations Refugee Agency

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

United We Dream

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants


World Relief


Allison Ulven is a Summer 2018 intern at the Arab American Institute. 

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