This week, the current administration announced the
refugee ceiling since the inception of the
US Refugee Admissions Program
— 30,000. This means that out of 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, of which 25.4 million are refugees, the United States, which has been viewed as a leader in resettling refugees since World War II, is now pulling back at a time when we're needed more than ever.
For RISE, this is devastating news; we re-entered the resettlement arena just last year, and have since resettled 44 individuals in Delaware. As friends of refugees and neighbors of many who now call Delaware their home, we know the challenges these newcomers face. It's time to join together and raise our voices in advocacy and support — we need your help now more than ever.
We encourage you to take action by contacting your elected officials and urging them to counter this upsetting resettlement reduction. Share your stories of how JFS RISE and our refugee clients have impacted your life and our community; advocate for diversity and inclusion.