White House actions have resulted in a sharp decline in refugee arrivals in St. Louis and around the U.S. in the past year. Two years ago, the International Institute welcomed more than 1,100 refugees. In the current year, we are on a pace to resettle 250 with 211 having arrived in St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., through July 31. The smaller population still has resettlement needs, ranging from housing, furnishings, and clothing to English classes, jobs, and orientation. "We are so grateful for the community support that is still coming for the lucky refugees who are arriving," said Anna Crosslin, Institute CEO. "It is even more important right now to reach out to these newcomers with the anti-refugee, anti-Muslim rhetoric so high."