Embrace the Newcomers
Embrace the Newcomers Campaign supports the new arrivals to the United States!
These newcomers to America are fleeing persecution or fear of persecution in their homeland. They are often coming to the US in desperate times, often leaving family, friends, homes, jobs, and savings.
As wars, conflict, and persecution worldwide continue to unfold, the number of people displaced within their country or having fled internationally reached approximately 60 million, according to estimates by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)—the highest level ever recorded. And there are also more than 1.2 million asylum seekers worldwide. The ongoing war in Syria alone has led more than 4.1 million people to seek refuge in neighboring countries and beyond and to the internal displacement of more than 7.6 million Syrians.
The United States is the world’s top resettlement country for refugees. For people living in repressive, autocratic, or conflict-embroiled nations, or those who are members of vulnerable social groups in countries around the world, migration is often a means of survival and—for those most at risk—resettlement is key to safety. Based on the most recent data, the United States resettled 69,933 refugees last year (in the fiscal year 2015), and in FY 2013 (the most recent data available) granted asylum status to 25,199 people.
Embracing the spirit of American hospitality to welcome those in search of freedom and liberty, Embrace Relief welcomes refugees and asylum seekers who come to America in search of a better life by offering support in the way of rent assistance, furniture, education (including ESL classes), health issues, official paperwork and more. Applications for this program will be reviewed independently by regional commissions led by our representatives in the regions.