New York, NY, May 15, 2017 — Said Jennifer Sime, senior vice president of U.S. programs at the International Rescue Committee:
“We are hopeful that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will find the administration’s harmful order to prevent refugees from seeking protection in America unconstitutional. The U.S. refugee resettlement program, working in partnership with federal agencies and local communities, has a proven track record of saving lives and adding to the vibrancy of our communities. The IRC remains committed to working with the administration, state and local governments, and the diverse community groups and local businesses who partner with us to help refugee families find peace and rebuild their lives in the U.S.”
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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.