International Rescue Committee in Oakland

International Rescue Committee in Oakland The IRC in Oakland supports refugee families and asylees by providing resettlement services, youth and education programs, health programs, employment services, and immigration services.
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Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression.

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Grecia Sandoval, IRC Oakland's Immgration Caseworker, will be going live on July 29th at 1pm! Join us to learn about the...
07/10/2021

Grecia Sandoval, IRC Oakland's Immgration Caseworker, will be going live on July 29th at 1pm! Join us to learn about the hard work our team has been doing to provide support to immigrants in our community during these especially trying times.

#StrongerTogether #Immigration

Grecia Sandoval, IRC Oakland's Immgration Caseworker, will be going live on July 29th at 1pm! Join us to learn about the hard work our team has been doing to provide support to immigrants in our community during these especially trying times.

#StrongerTogether #Immigration

Look no further for financial help!With support from @CFEFund, the city of Fremont is working with the #InternationalRes...
07/10/2021

Look no further for financial help!

With support from @CFEFund, the city of Fremont is working with the #InternationalRescueCommittee of Oakland to provide free #FinancialNavigators as a public service for all Alameda County residents.

Please take advantage of such a great opportunity! For more information visit http://finnav.org/alameda

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is still accepting applications. Both renters and landlords are encouraged to apply....
07/10/2021

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is still accepting applications. Both renters and landlords are encouraged to apply. Check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122.

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is still accepting applications. Both renters and landlords are encouraged to apply. Check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122.

Meet Grecia Sandoval, an amazing member of the IRC Oakland’s immigration team. Grecia first started as an intern at the ...
07/09/2021

Meet Grecia Sandoval, an amazing member of the IRC Oakland’s immigration team. Grecia first started as an intern at the IRC Oakland office in March of 2017. That following May she became a CAM-AOR caseworker, and in October of 2017, she started as an Immigration Caseworker. Grecia has a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accreditation, which allows her to represent our clients as they work with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the National Visa Center (NVC) to become naturalized citizens. Grecia is extremely passionate about immigration issues because she herself immigrated to the United States in 2011 and thus understands many of the struggles IRC clients experience.

Join Grecia at 1pm on July 29th as she goes Live on Facebook to talk about the work of IRC Oakland’s immigration team!

#StrongerTogether #Immigration

Meet Grecia Sandoval, an amazing member of the IRC Oakland’s immigration team. Grecia first started as an intern at the IRC Oakland office in March of 2017. That following May she became a CAM-AOR caseworker, and in October of 2017, she started as an Immigration Caseworker. Grecia has a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accreditation, which allows her to represent our clients as they work with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the National Visa Center (NVC) to become naturalized citizens. Grecia is extremely passionate about immigration issues because she herself immigrated to the United States in 2011 and thus understands many of the struggles IRC clients experience.

Join Grecia at 1pm on July 29th as she goes Live on Facebook to talk about the work of IRC Oakland’s immigration team!

#StrongerTogether #Immigration

YES. ✊Refugees are human beings forced to flee violence and persecution – and how we treat them reflects on our own huma...
07/08/2021

YES. ✊

Refugees are human beings forced to flee violence and persecution – and how we treat them reflects on our own humanity.

Share this post if you believe in making #RefugeesWelcome.

YES. ✊

Refugees are human beings forced to flee violence and persecution – and how we treat them reflects on our own humanity.

Share this post if you believe in making #RefugeesWelcome.

For this month of July, the #internationalrescuecommittee in Oakland is giving the spotlight to our immigration program ...
07/03/2021

For this month of July, the #internationalrescuecommittee in Oakland is giving the spotlight to our immigration program and celebrating Independence Day throughout all of our communities!

Stay tuned to see more from this month.

For this month of July, the #internationalrescuecommittee in Oakland is giving the spotlight to our immigration program and celebrating Independence Day throughout all of our communities!

Stay tuned to see more from this month.

We are extremely grateful to our partner and generous donor, the 3rd grade class and families of San Francisco Friends S...
07/03/2021

We are extremely grateful to our partner and generous donor, the 3rd grade class and families of San Francisco Friends School, in working tirelessly to deliver supplies in response to COVID-19. We would also like to recognize and share our appreciation to the students, families, faculty and staff in supporting and spreading awareness about the immigrant community through these difficult times.

Thank you for partnering with the IRC and supplying local refugee families with hygiene kits and necessities , and sponsoring Guest Presentations for students to learn more about the refugee community!

If you are interested in partnering with the IRC, visit our website to learn more. https://www.rescue.org/united-states/oakland-ca

We are extremely grateful to our partner and generous donor, the 3rd grade class and families of San Francisco Friends School, in working tirelessly to deliver supplies in response to COVID-19. We would also like to recognize and share our appreciation to the students, families, faculty and staff in supporting and spreading awareness about the immigrant community through these difficult times.

Thank you for partnering with the IRC and supplying local refugee families with hygiene kits and necessities , and sponsoring Guest Presentations for students to learn more about the refugee community!

If you are interested in partnering with the IRC, visit our website to learn more. https://www.rescue.org/united-states/oakland-ca

Today, more people have been forcibly displaced from their homes than at any time since WWII—a record-breaking 82.4 mill...
06/24/2021

Today, more people have been forcibly displaced from their homes than at any time since WWII—a record-breaking 82.4 million uprooted by war, violence, persecution and human rights violations.
This #WorldRefugeeDay, take action for refugees around the world. Here are 5 ways you can get started 👇
#RefugeesAreCourageous

Today, more people have been forcibly displaced from their homes than at any time since WWII—a record-breaking 82.4 million uprooted by war, violence, persecution and human rights violations.
This #WorldRefugeeDay, take action for refugees around the world. Here are 5 ways you can get started 👇
#RefugeesAreCourageous

Lend a helping hand to your community members!The #InternationalRescueCommittee in Oakland is seeking #donations of new ...
06/23/2021

Lend a helping hand to your community members!

The #InternationalRescueCommittee in Oakland is seeking #donations of new non used bedding to support new refugees to settle into our community and feel more at home!

For drop-off locations and times please contact, [email protected]. If you would like to donate gift cards please feel free to send them directly to the IRC in Oakland at 440 Grand Ave #500 Oakland, CA 94610

Lend a helping hand to your community members!

The #InternationalRescueCommittee in Oakland is seeking #donations of new non used bedding to support new refugees to settle into our community and feel more at home!

For drop-off locations and times please contact, [email protected]. If you would like to donate gift cards please feel free to send them directly to the IRC in Oakland at 440 Grand Ave #500 Oakland, CA 94610

Don’t forget to register for our event this evening! See you soon!Register: https://tinyurl.com/refugee2021Donate to sup...
06/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join an online event: Rebuilding Lives Forum. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Don’t forget to register for our event this evening! See you soon!

Register: https://tinyurl.com/refugee2021

Donate to support refugees: https://help.rescue.org/donate/Softlandingfund

Join Author Jessica Goudeau, IRC Northern CA, and Amnesty International for a discussion of the refugee experience on Monday June 21st. How have America's changing attitudes towards refugees had a profound effect on the lives of those displaced around the world? What can we do to provide a more welc...

Thank you for following us as we shared stories and information about refugees we work with. Today may end but refugees ...
06/21/2021

Thank you for following us as we shared stories and information about refugees we work with. Today may end but refugees will only continue to arrive and need support building new homes. Support families in your community: https://www.rescue.org/announcement/ways-you-can-support-irc-oakland

Thank you for following us as we shared stories and information about refugees we work with. Today may end but refugees will only continue to arrive and need support building new homes. Support families in your community: https://www.rescue.org/announcement/ways-you-can-support-irc-oakland

Join us tomorrow, Monday 6/21 at 6:30p for a conversation about resettlement in the United States, the impact of policie...
06/20/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join an online event: Rebuilding Lives Forum. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join us tomorrow, Monday 6/21 at 6:30p for a conversation about resettlement in the United States, the impact of policies on lives, the process of telling these women’s stories, and why community support is critical.

REGISTER:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zvKTTxtSRheDj09fu1gAyg?fbclid=IwAR033_tPKxGi7COz8-YmTsncwfB6pRID3-YbnIJcFFpTGH7Fb7VjmZNcbZY

Join Author Jessica Goudeau, IRC Northern CA, and Amnesty International for a discussion of the refugee experience on Monday June 21st. How have America's changing attitudes towards refugees had a profound effect on the lives of those displaced around the world? What can we do to provide a more welc...

"For me, courage is having fears, having all this worry, having all this trauma, and still having the energy to keep goi...
06/20/2021
Illustrating courage this World Refugee Day

"For me, courage is having fears, having all this worry, having all this trauma, and still having the energy to keep going."

Meet Diala Brisly, commissioned illustrator of IRC's 2021 World Refugee Day campaign.

https://www.rescue.org/article/illustrating-courage-world-refugee-day?fbclid=IwAR2NBj-iGU59P5t5jeTEUSoaG6aC3_P0jmzl_Bchqf_CRiMvIFqbIyJ68Vc

Syrian artist and activist Diala Brisly explains how her World Refugee Day 2021 illustration "Refugees are courageous" came about and what courage means to her.

Tell President Biden to increase refugee admissions 💛https://act.rescue.org/zGsSOp3#RefugeesAreCourageous#RefugeesWelcom...
06/20/2021
Tell the president to increase refugee admissions

Tell President Biden to increase refugee admissions 💛

https://act.rescue.org/zGsSOp3

#RefugeesAreCourageous
#RefugeesWelcome

Over the last half century, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program has been a bipartisan, life-saving humanitarian initiative that has offered new hope to the world’s most vulnerable refugees. Join the International Rescue Committee in calling on President Biden to set a refugee admissions goal of 12...

Happy World Refugee Day!Stay tuned for stories throughout the day of how #RefugeesAreCourageous 💛
06/20/2021

Happy World Refugee Day!

Stay tuned for stories throughout the day of how #RefugeesAreCourageous 💛

Happy World Refugee Day!

Stay tuned for stories throughout the day of how #RefugeesAreCourageous 💛

"My past is in my music."Meet rapper, songwriter and record producer Belly. Stay tuned for more stories of courage on Ju...
06/18/2021
“My past is in my music.” Meet rapper, songwriter and record producer Belly

"My past is in my music."

Meet rapper, songwriter and record producer Belly. Stay tuned for more stories of courage on June 20th - World Refugee Day!

https://www.rescue.org/article/my-past-my-music-meet-rapper-songwriter-and-record-producer-belly?fbclid=IwAR08HfHmjfEKZM8TCTnWmKyYbqa1JLm2GvA3-f_m3A_rpkvjtbg6hAoFeD4

#RefugeesAreCourageous

Palestinian-born Canadian rapper, songwriter and record producer Belly describes how he fell in love with poetry and music, and how his past has impacted his art.

Join the IRC and Amnesty International for Rebuilding Lives: A Conversation with Jessica Goudeau, author of After the La...
06/18/2021

Join the IRC and Amnesty International for Rebuilding Lives: A Conversation with Jessica Goudeau, author of After the Last Border at 6:30p on 6/21.
Listen to a sample chapter from the book:
https://drive.google.com/…/1CiP8gFJ4n7yK0ovu_F6XsWJAbfdTMIx…
Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zvKTTxtSR
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Join the IRC and Amnesty International for Rebuilding Lives: A Conversation with Jessica Goudeau, author of After the Last Border at 6:30p on 6/21.
Listen to a sample chapter from the book:
https://drive.google.com/…/1CiP8gFJ4n7yK0ovu_F6XsWJAbfdTMIx…
Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zvKTTxtSR
heDj09fu1gAyg?fbclid=IwAR35W2wBhdDPhvuXoGt6PEOVk-QvfCDgmBanUdyIzJ_87BpHtzRKmnVKaXs

JOIN JUNE 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit - Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation. The summi...
06/18/2021
Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation

JOIN JUNE 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit - Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation.
The summit will feature a conversation between governors, panels with state policymakers, and stories from refugee leaders.
Learn more and register here: https://www.rescue.org/.../save-date-june-22-ready...

Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.

Join our conversation on Monday June 21st @ 6:30p.Register here: https://tinyurl.com/refugee2021
06/16/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join an online event: Rebuilding Lives Forum. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join our conversation on Monday June 21st @ 6:30p.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/refugee2021

Join Author Jessica Goudeau, IRC Northern CA, and Amnesty International for a discussion of the refugee experience on Monday June 21st. How have America's changing attitudes towards refugees had a profound effect on the lives of those displaced around the world? What can we do to provide a more welc...

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is here to help California renters. There is no requirement to be a U.S. citizen and...
06/11/2021

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is here to help California renters. There is no requirement to be a U.S. citizen and applying will not affect your ability to become one. Visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to check your eligibility and apply

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is here to help California renters. There is no requirement to be a U.S. citizen and applying will not affect your ability to become one. Visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to check your eligibility and apply

If you have ties to the Central Valley, California, the IRC Turlock Removal Defense Program may be able to represent you...
06/10/2021

If you have ties to the Central Valley, California, the IRC Turlock Removal Defense Program may be able to represent you in immigration court!
Contact us at [email protected] or (209) 429-7803 / (209) 843-4262

Take advantage of a great opportunity! With support from @CFEFund, the city of Fremont is working with the #Internationa...
06/10/2021

Take advantage of a great opportunity!

With support from @CFEFund, the city of Fremont is working with the #InternationalRescueCommittee of Oakland to provide free #FinancialNavigators as a public service for all Alameda County residents.

For more information visit http://finnav.org/alameda

06/10/2021
IRC ONE WORD

A peek into the community here at the #InternationalRescueCommitteeinOakland!

This video is highlighting a few of the people behind the wonderful work that the International Rescue Committee completes! They express one word that describes the IRC to them!

A huge #thankyou to all of those who participated in this video, we are grateful for having such a wonderful team!

“I am who I am, and I feel good with it. I only want to be free, like we all deserve.”Cristian lived in El Salvador his ...
06/10/2021

“I am who I am, and I feel good with it. I only want to be free, like we all deserve.”
Cristian lived in El Salvador his entire life until he was threatened for being gay and forced to leave in search of safety last year. As #PrideMonth begins, we’re proud to share his story:
“You either you leave or die, and I did not want to put my family at risk,” Cristian says.
As soon as he could save up enough money for a bus ticket, Cristian made the three-day journey to Juárez, Mexico—a city just across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, Texas. There, he found temporary refuge at a shelter for the LGBTQ+ community called RespeTrans, before venturing across the U.S. border to request asylum.
Cristian made his case to U.S. immigration officials, describing the danger he faced in his home country. But even though seeking asylum is legal—including during the COVID-19 pandemic—he was returned to Mexico under a policy called Title 42.
With the RespeTrans shelter unable to welcome him back, Cristian was at a loss in an unfamiliar city where many asylum seekers have been targeted with violence and extortion. That’s when he found the IRC-supported “triage” hotel in Juárez, where asylum seekers can safely quarantine for 14 days during the pandemic before moving to longer-term shelters.
Relieved to have found a safe haven, Cristian began helping out as a volunteer at the hotel while waiting for his next chance to request asylum in the U.S.
“I started delivering food and helping with all the other services there…I was so thankful to be getting food and a place to stay. I have learned how to treat our brothers and sisters, [how] to serve with love and to help them.”
Despite finding safety and a sense of purpose at the IRC-supported hotel, Cristian continued to face discrimination and acts of homophobia against him while living in Mexico. Finally, in May 2021, Cristian was able to cross into the U.S. again. He’s now in Los Angeles, waiting for his asylum case to be processed.
At the IRC, this #PrideMonth—and every day—we’re proud to support asylum seekers like Cristian and help restore America as a place of #welcome for those fleeing violence and persecution.

“I am who I am, and I feel good with it. I only want to be free, like we all deserve.”
Cristian lived in El Salvador his entire life until he was threatened for being gay and forced to leave in search of safety last year. As #PrideMonth begins, we’re proud to share his story:
“You either you leave or die, and I did not want to put my family at risk,” Cristian says.
As soon as he could save up enough money for a bus ticket, Cristian made the three-day journey to Juárez, Mexico—a city just across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, Texas. There, he found temporary refuge at a shelter for the LGBTQ+ community called RespeTrans, before venturing across the U.S. border to request asylum.
Cristian made his case to U.S. immigration officials, describing the danger he faced in his home country. But even though seeking asylum is legal—including during the COVID-19 pandemic—he was returned to Mexico under a policy called Title 42.
With the RespeTrans shelter unable to welcome him back, Cristian was at a loss in an unfamiliar city where many asylum seekers have been targeted with violence and extortion. That’s when he found the IRC-supported “triage” hotel in Juárez, where asylum seekers can safely quarantine for 14 days during the pandemic before moving to longer-term shelters.
Relieved to have found a safe haven, Cristian began helping out as a volunteer at the hotel while waiting for his next chance to request asylum in the U.S.
“I started delivering food and helping with all the other services there…I was so thankful to be getting food and a place to stay. I have learned how to treat our brothers and sisters, [how] to serve with love and to help them.”
Despite finding safety and a sense of purpose at the IRC-supported hotel, Cristian continued to face discrimination and acts of homophobia against him while living in Mexico. Finally, in May 2021, Cristian was able to cross into the U.S. again. He’s now in Los Angeles, waiting for his asylum case to be processed.
At the IRC, this #PrideMonth—and every day—we’re proud to support asylum seekers like Cristian and help restore America as a place of #welcome for those fleeing violence and persecution.

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(510) 452-8222

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Oakland office:
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San Jose office:
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San Jose, CA 95128
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Turlock, CA 95382
Tel: (209) 667-2378

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Biden and the Blame Game at the Border The issues involved are nearly impossible to settle as long as policymakers regard decency as a political weakness rather than as a moral strength. By Jonathan Blitzer March 28, 2021 During the past decade, three U.S. Presidents have each faced a humanitarian emergency at the southern border. Barack Obama did in 2014, when tens of thousands of children from Central America arrived, without their parents, to seek asylum. Five years later, under Donald Trump—and the harshest border-enforcement regime in more than half a century—record numbers of children and families overwhelmed federal authorities. Now, two months into Joe Biden’s Presidency, it’s his turn. Last Thursday, the topic dominated the first press conference he has given since taking office. “What we’re doing right now is attempting to rebuild the system that can accommodate what is happening today,” he said. “It’s going to take time.” There are currently some eighteen thousand unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. custody, including more than five thousand who remain in holding cells, as the government scrambles to find space to house them. Republicans who were silent when Trump was separating migrant children from their parents and eviscerating the asylum system are now denouncing “Biden’s border crisis.” The messaging appears to be effective; it’s causing all sorts of confusion. Biden is turning away forty per cent of asylum-seeking families and virtually all single adults arriving at the border, under a controversial Trump policy known as Title 42, which he has left in place. Even so, everyone from TV news anchors to the President of Mexico is blaming Biden for encouraging more migrants to travel north, because he vowed to stop Trump’s heedless cruelty. Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, tweeted that Biden has “emphasized the humane treatment of immigrants, regardless of their legal status.” He meant it as a criticism. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, has predicted that the United States will encounter more migrants by the end of 2021 than it has at any point in the past two decades. He has also, like the rest of the Administration, avoided labelling the situation a crisis. “This is not new,” he said. “We have experienced migration surges before.” What is new, though, is the pace: for most of March, about five hundred and fifty children have been arriving at the border every day. Both Mayorkas and Biden have gone on television to announce that the border is closed; at a White House press briefing, Roberta Jacobson, from the National Security Council, made the announcement in Spanish. But it was directed more at critics in Congress than at people in Honduras and Guatemala, the countries from which most of the families and children are coming. The word “crisis” is both an overstatement and an understatement of the situation. There were more families and children seeking asylum at the border under Trump in 2019 than there are now. And the current numbers, if higher than Biden anticipated, are not unexpected. The pandemic has led to renewed desperation in Central America, as have two hurricanes that devastated the region last fall, displacing tens of thousands of people. Yet, in another sense, the situation is worse than much of the public understands, because the issues involved are genuinely complex and nearly impossible to settle as long as policymakers in Washington continue to regard decency as a sign of political weakness rather than of moral strength. The emergencies of the past decade are really three chapters of the same struggle: an exodus from Central America has been under way, as families and children attempted to escape violence, poverty, and government corruption. The immigration system at the border, which was built up in the nineteen-nineties, with single, job-seeking adults from Mexico in mind, was not designed to handle a population seeking asylum on this scale. On average, it takes almost two and a half years to resolve an asylum claim, and there’s now a backlog of 1.3 million pending cases, up from half a million under Obama. Biden faces another burden: by the time Trump left office, he had effectively ended the practice of asylum and left the most vulnerable people to their own devices. Some seventy thousand asylum seekers were forced to wait indefinitely in Mexico, under a policy called the Migrant Protection Protocols. Trump also, in the name of a dubious public-health order issued last March, turned away nearly everyone who sought asylum at the border, including some sixteen thousand children and thirty-four thousand families. That order had the perverse effect of leading people to try to cross multiple times; in the past year, there have been more than five hundred thousand expulsions. Biden planned to phase the asylum program back in gradually, partly for operational reasons and partly for political ones. If the Administration appeared to be floundering, it would give Republicans an opening to attack its broader agenda, which includes legislation to expand the legal immigration system and to provide a path to citizenship for eleven million undocumented immigrants already living in this country. The number of unaccompanied children, however, has exceeded the government’s ability to move them into the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for placing them with family sponsors. The priority is to keep them from languishing in the holding cells run by the Department of Homeland Security; by law, children are not supposed to be in such facilities for more than seventy-two hours. But the H.H.S. shelters are almost at capacity. Nine emergency shelters have been set up, two in convention centers in Dallas and San Diego, yet the average amount of time that many children are spending in D.H.S. facilities is almost twice the legal limit. “We’re providing for the space again to be able to get these kids out,” Biden said on Thursday, adding that he had “used all the resources available” to free up five thousand more beds, at a Texas military base. The Administration has rightly said that the problem needs to be addressed at the source. To do that, it intends to provide more aid to Central America, and to target it in ways that circumvent corrupt officials. The White House also wants to restart a program begun under Obama, and ended by Trump, to process children as refugees in their home countries, and to set up regional facilities to expedite their legal claims before the children reach the border. The plans are ambitious and still largely untested, and, as Biden admitted, they will take time—years, not months—to implement. Trump sought to hide the asylum issue south of the border. Biden is paying a price for bringing it back into view. The question is whether he can withstand the political onslaught long enough to begin to set things right. ♦ Published in the print edition of the April 5, 2021, issue, with the headline “At the Border.” Jonathan Blitzer is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
Please come to our showing for Unsettled the screening Co-hosted by myself and joined by the director of the film as well as some IRC staff! 💛💛
Hey Ya'll I will be on a board tonight if you would like to hear me talk a little more about the IRC :)
Education is absolutely critical for school-aged children living in communities affected by crisis and disaster. School is where they develop the foundational skills of reading and math, as well as the social and emotional skills to help them recover, persevere, learn and be resilient in the face of adversity. "Really I am very proud to hear all about IRC regarding to their role in crisis environment"
Next Wednesday is the US Premiere of Masters of Survival: 6/19 in SF. The series follows the dramatic, tragic, encouraging, and sometimes even comical fate of 8 refugees. Each short film introduces a person who has been forced to leave their old life behind and has taken on the challenge to start a new beginning. The event will take place at Delancey Street Screening room and starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!
Hi IRC in Northern California, my name is Atif Javed and I'm the co-founder of Tarjimly, a mobile app that connects refugees and aid workers with our community of 2000+ translators in real-time. Our goal is to completely unblock language barriers for people supporting refugees by giving them an interpreter on-demand. I was hoping you could sign up for our service with your community for when they need language assistance? Here's a short video that explains how our app works: [https://www.facebook.com/UNHCR/videos/10157910618433438/]
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Hi everyone! We need your help! If you know another language or work with refugees, download the new Tarjimly app now available on the App Store and Google Play Store: www.tarjimly.org Tarjimly lets you volunteer as a translator or interpreter for refugees and NGOs around the world. Millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance are struggling with language barriers – you can volunteer your bilingual skills to help refugees in immediate need, with no commitment, right from your phone. Some languages we urgently need: Arabic, Turkish, Pastho, Greek, Farsi, Burmese, Swahili, German, Italian, Amharic, and Kurdish