Jesus Was a Refugee
In this season of waiting and hoping, displacement is at the heart of the Advent story. At the time Mary was to give birth to Jesus, they were required by Caesar Augustus to return to their hometown for a census, for fear of persecution – traveling during a time of anticipation and uncertainty ahead of childbirth. They needed shelter for a safe birth of Jesus, but "there was no room for them in the inn."Read More
Global Refuge Delivers Powerful Testimony at Congressional Hearing
Global Refuge President Krish O'Mara Vignarajah spoke at a Congressional Hearing on refugee resettlement and immigration pathways.Read More
DHS Extends and Redesignates TPS for Afghanistan
Global Refuge commends The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for announcing a redesignation and extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan for 18 months.Read More
One Year Later…Families Are STILL Being Separated
Nearly one year ago, on April 6, the Administration rolled out their zero-tolerance policy, which codified the practice of family separation.Read More
Global Refuge alarmed by Biden administration consideration of new asylum ban
The Biden administration is considering executive action to further restrict asylum eligibility at the southern border for people who cross between official ports of entry.Read More
HHS: Refugees & Asylees Generate $123.8 Billion Net Fiscal Benefit
"This study demonstrates that refugee resettlement is firmly within our national interest, both in terms of maintaining our global humanitarian leadership and bolstering federal, state, and local resources."Read More
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Our advocacy priorities are guided by our mission and informed by immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
We work to bring attention to critical issues and demand actions from our government leaders, legislative offices, and administration officials. We depend on our faith partners, network affiliates, coalitions, and immigrant leaders to support and amplify our voices.
2023 Policy Priorities
Build the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program’s (USRAP) capacity.
Provide Protection Pathways
Provide protection pathways for persons displaced by climate disasters.
Safeguard Access to Asylum
Safeguard access to asylum and expand community-based programming.
End Private Profiteering
End private profiteering of immigration detention and surveillance of immigrants.
Ensure Safety of Afghans
Ensure the safety & stability of newly arrived Afghans and enhance protections for Afghans who remain at risk abroad.
Protect and Reunify Families
Secure the protection and welfare of unaccompanied children and increase efforts to reunify and strengthen immigrant families.
Strengthen Economic Integration
Strengthen the economic integration of immigrants and refugees.
Fortify Access to Citizenship
Fortify and broaden pathways of protection and access to citizenship for immigrants and refugees.
Provide Mental Healthcare
Build capacity to provide mental health services for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers.
Bridge the Policy Gap
Support state and local engagement and bridge the gap between state- and federal-level policy.