As Trump Turns Away Asylum Seekers and Ends Refugee Resettlement, Jersey City Communities Demand Congress Act
Rise for Refuge Jersey City Rally to Urge the Administration to Admit 95,000 Refugees
Jersey City, New Jersey – Welcome Home, Jersey City Vigil for Refugees, First Friends of NJ & NY, and RDJ Refugee Center will stand with We Are All America for a national day of action and mass mobilization by hosting Jersey City’s Rise for Refuge Rally. After dismantling the U.S. asylum system, the administration is now considering completely zeroing out refugee resettlement in 2020, which would result in a near total refugee ban and collapse the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. Faith leaders, refugee agencies, and community partners who find this completely unacceptable are demanding that Congress stop these attacks on asylum seekers and return refugee resettlement to its historic norms.
WHERE: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza
WHAT: Rise for Refuge Rally with faith and community leaders to welcome refugees and demand action
WHEN: We will congregate on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza at 5:00 near Grove Street
SPEAKERS: Alain Mentha, Executive Director, Welcome Home Jersey City – Victor Salama, Executive Director, First Friends of NJ and NY – Edafe Okporo, Executive Director, RDJ Refugee Center – Mustafa, Special Immigrant Visa holder from Iraq – Eroisha, Dreamer (DACA) from India – Micheline, Asylee from West Africa
DETAILS: National day of action, mass mobilization, call to action, advocacy, speakers, postcard writing, signs and banners