The United States resettled just over 22,000 refugees in FY 2018, down from 90,000 in FY 2016.
Refugees, immigrants, and other migrants are important to our community. Locally, this decrease in resettlement meant we only welcomed just over 200 families in 2018, half of the more than 400 families we welcomed in 2016. We must tell our elected officials and other community members why new and diverse populations are important to Utica, the Mohawk Valley, and all of Upstate New York.
We need you to tell our story and support our mission. Take Action Now.
Correct MisinformationWhen you hear incorrect assumptions or facts said about immigrants, refugees or the refugee resettlement program use your voice to correct these assumptions. Tell people about your experience with refugees and what you know.
Donate TodayDonate to local Refugee Programming at The Center
Be Heard On Social MediaStand up for Refugee Resettlement by using your voice on social media
Educate Yourself & OthersClick HERE to Educate yourself and others.
Be Present For Everyone in Your CommunityBe present for everyone in the community who may be feeling threatened or unsafe.
Listen & Share StoriesListen to the people who we are fighting for and why they love America. Share their stories!