JRS/USA Updates

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10 Sep, 2021

As part of our recognition of the Ignatian Year, Bayan Raqqad, JRS Jordan career counselor, shares her work on the Pathfinder Project team and supporting refugee skill development with Ignatius’ vision in mind.

07 Sep, 2021

After being introduced to a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Service (MHPSS) group that same day, Wirngo met several other refugees from Cameroon. They gathered subsequently to share experiences and receive therapy from JRS Nigeria staff.

07 Sep, 2021

Introduced on September 3 by Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Don Bacon (R-NE), the WELCOMED Act addresses gaps in assistance and support for Afghan evacuees arriving in the U.S. under “humanitarian parole.” This includes providing Afghan evacuees with a direct pathway to permanent residency and access to certain federal programs designed to help refugees integrate into communities.

19 Aug, 2021

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) decries the Biden Administration’s latest policy to expel asylum seekers and migrants to southern Mexico, a decision which further threatens their safety and legal right to seek protection.

19 Aug, 2021

The arrival of so many IDPs in Aleppo was a call to action. We wanted to help as many people as we could. It was summer and the schools were closed, so we turned them into shelters. In each classroom we used curtains to create four separate areas for four families. We eventually were able to create an education centre for the children of the IDPs.

03 Aug, 2021

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control officially extended Title 42, a ban on those seeking asylum at the US southern border due to public health concerns. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA expresses deep disappointment in this announcement and encourages the Administration to fully rescind these unnecessary restrictions.

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