Meeting Archive:
Pathways Forward for U.S. Refugee Resettlement

Meeting Description:

Refugee resettlement programs have worked for the past forty years with refugees from across the globe developing deep expertise and knowledge in community inclusion and economic mobility. Over the past two years, the U.S. refugee resettlement program has been the target of multiple harsh administrative changes driven by both a narrative of fear about refugees, as well as a larger policy goal of closing legal avenues to migration to the United States. The administration has reduced refugee admissions to a low of 30,000, and the refugee resettlement community is concerned with whether the United States will even admit these reduced numbers.  

Please join Funders for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (FRAS), a working group at GCIR, for a discussion on (1) the current state of refugee resettlement in the United States, (2) the impact of the administration’s policies at the state and local level and possible responses to mitigate these impacts, and (3) promising approached for funders to shore up services for refugees in this historically hostile environment and usher in a more robust and resilient system for the future. 

Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): GCIR
 Presenter Information
Mary Giovagnoli
Executive Director, Refugee Council USA

Ngoan Le
Chief, Illinois Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services

Vy Nguyen
Director of Special Projects, Weingart Foundation