On January 20th, a new president will be inaugurated providing opportunities to both address and correct the harms Trump levied against refugee resettlement, and to reimagine and build a more robust, inclusive, and equitable resettlement program.
Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) and Center for Migration Studies New York (CMSNY) conducted a series of national listening sessions bringing together resettled refugees, resettlement workers, and community and government partners to think about just this future. The result was a first-of-its-kind report detailing what was working, internal and external challenges facing the program, and how the program could be rebuilt.
RCUSA and CMSNY will co-host a panel discussion on the eve of the inauguration to encourage the President-elect to tap the expertise of those who live the program, including refugees and other community stakeholders, to rebuild the US refugee resettlement program. We are joined by refugee leaders to guide the way as we discuss the administrative transition and the future for refugees in the US.
When: Tuesday, January 19th 1-2 pm ET
Adam Hunter, RCUSA Executive Director
Donald Kerwin, CMSNY Executive Director
Drocella Mugorewera, Refugee Congress Board Member and Executive Director of Bridge Refugee Services