LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

Author: Dana Lea, Guest Blogger

2017 was a year full of headlines concerning refugee crises, immigration hurdles, and immigration bans to the United States. This relentless barrage of news had many looking towards local resettlement agencies to better understand the refugee process itself, immigration executive orders and refugee arrival interruptions, and to learn how to take action.

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For LSS/NCA and other resettlement agencies like us, it is important to have an informed public that understands the facts of the resettlement process and can reinforce the benefits of refugee resettlement and immigration to the United States. It is vital that our community members reach out to their elected representatives to demand that their voices be heard through messages of love, acceptance, and truth.

To that end, we have complied the following resources to equip our community with the information tools necessary to defend refugee resettlement and immigration. These resources provide information on the resettlement process, experiences of refugees, and immigration law; and will equip you to advocate accurately and intelligently for refugees, as well as make our community a welcoming home for our newest neighbors.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Books on Refugees and Immigration

Documentaries to Watch

Teaching Kids about Refugees

  • Paddington by Michael Bond
  • The Name Jar by Yanksook Choi
  • Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes
  • The Journey by Francesca Sanna
  • I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien
  • My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald
  • The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffmen and Karin Littlewood
  • UNHCR’s Teacher’s Toolkit

 

REFUGEE AND RESETTLEMENT PROCESS AND RESOURCES

US Immigration and Refugee Process Information

Shareable Charts and Infographics

 

TAKING ACTION

Resources for Advocacy on Refugee and Immigrant Issues

Make Your Voice Heard

  • Call the White House and Your Members of Congress:
    • President Trump: (866) 961-4293
    • Your Senators and Representatives: (202) 224-3121
  • Tweet to the President and your representatives to express your support for refugees and immigrants:
    • @realDonaldTrump
    • @POTUS

 

SUPPORTING REFUGEES IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Resources for Refugees and Immigrants

Tools for Welcoming

 

And finally, don’t forget to sign up for the LSS/NCA newsletter for the latest volunteer and agency news, as well as information on upcoming events and stories from our clients!

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