Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

Syracuse Demographics: Week in Review

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Abdul Saboor, a grant coordinator at The Center for New Americans, spoke at Bird Library during an information session earlier this week. Saboor and his family came to Syracuse from Afghanistan.

On October 24, a 120 day ban on refugee admissions expired, and the Trump administration announced Executive Order 4, which included new vetting measures, as well as another 90 day ban on refugees from 11 countries and Palestinians. According to stats provided by Interfaith Works, refugee resettlements in our regions was down nearly 92 percent for the month of October (compared to 2016). The group did a presentation at Syracuse University’s Bird Library about refugee challenges and the impact of the travel ban.

Accidental Activist

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017