URGENT: Protect refugee and asylee provisions in the immigration bill
May 16, 2013 By
After almost 17 years of living in a refugee camp in Nepal, Bal and Meena Rai resettled in Abilene, Texas, in 2008. They moved into their own home with their sons Sharan and Shamir in 2010 after taking part in an IRC home buyers' workshop.
The Silk Road Dance Company performs at a cultural fair held by the American University chapter of Project Nur. The event was held to support the International Rescue Committee's work with Syrian refugees.
The International Rescue Committee supports comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. We recognize that undocumented immigrants have come to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and for their families, and, like refugees resettled here, are eager to participate fully in the economic and civic life of this country.
Comprehensive immigration reform will fix a broken system.
In interviews recorded during 2012, six former Secretaries of State speak out on why it is important for the United States to offer support to refugees fleeing war and persecution:
James A. Baker III (served 1989-1992), Dr. Madeleine K. Albright (1997-2001), General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.) (2001-2005), George Shultz (1982-1989), Dr. Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009), Dr. Henry A. Kissinger (1973-1977)