Refugees in the Press

February 28, 2013

Etongo Ekyoci is an 18-year-old from Tanzania who came to Tucson, Arizona, as a refugee. In a feature for Arizona Public Radio, Etongo recently interviewed his caseworker -- who is also a former refugee -- and the two spoke about the ups and downs of resettling in the U.S. Tucson is home to our affiliate partners at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.

U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota re-introduced legislation in Congress in February to modernize and reform the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. The legislation has been endorsed by EMM and The Episcopal Church.

Farha Mohamed, a refugee from Eritrea, shared her story with Channel 8 News in New Haven, Connecticut. Farha was assisted by our partners at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS). IRIS Executive Director Chris George appeared with Farha as well.

WBEZ Radio in Chicago recently shared a fascinating analysis of the changing refugee population in Illinois over the course of several decades. The piece was prompted by interest in the refugee communities on Chicago's North Side, who have been assisted by our partners at RefugeeOne.