Funders for Refugees & Asylum Seekers (FRAS)

February 2019
Program
Webinar
French refugee children in 1917 (left) and a representation of a child in detention today (right).
Join this webinar for a discussion on the current state of refugee resettlement in the United States, the impact of the administration’s policies at the state and local level and possible responses, and promising approaches for funders to shore up services.
November 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Refugees Thrive in America: Trump Cuts the Number of New Arrivals Despite Advancements and Success Stories
This issue brief gives an overview of refugee arrivals and ceilings in the past two decades, glimpsea into the lives of refugees who recently arrived in the United States, and the steps that newly resettled refugees are taking to rebuild their lives from scratch.
November 2018
Resource
Analysis
Squeezing Refugees: Numbers for 2018 by State and Metro Area
Refugee admissions dropped more dramatically in the United States than any other country in 2017, and the rate dropped even further in 2018.
November 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Potential Impacts of FY 2019 Reception and Placement (R&P) Program Decisions
This five-page document identifies the potential impacts of FY 2019 Reception and Placement (R&P) Program Decisions by the Church World Service.
October 2018
News
Commentary
The U.S. Sends an Unwelcoming Signal to Refugees
By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the Trump administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.
October 2018
News
Commentary
Jeff Sessions is pushing asylum officers to reject more migrants. Will they go along?
The Trump administration’s goal has been clear: It wants as few people as possible coming to the United States without papers. And if they do come, it wants to deport them as quickly as possible. That goal might finally be within their grasp.
September 2018
News
Commentary
Trump's Huge Mistake on Refugees
The Trump administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
July 2018
News
Commentary
The Greek Opportunity: An innovative refugee support system in Greece
In a recent learning visit spanning the Greek archipelago — from Athens to Lesbos and Thessaloniki — our team saw what is really taking place on the ground. While the number of refugee arrivals-per-month has dropped in the past year, the challenges in responding to existing and new refugees remain.
June 2018
News
Commentary
Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
A White House aide and ally of President Donald Trump’s most hard-line advisor, Stephen Miller, has been appointed to a position at the State Department where he would exercise influence over refugee policies, in a move that could further enable the administration’s harsh crackdown on migration.
January 2018
Resource
Video
The Ground Beneath My Children's Feet: Refugees and the Jewish Story
Home sweet home. Home is safety. Home is comfort. Home is familiar. What happens when you need to flee your home?

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