Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.
- Hear the latest on how national security concerns and the volatile political environment may affect U.S. efforts to protect and resettle refugee families fleeing violence in Syria and other parts of the world;
- Understand how the U.S. refugee resettlement program works, its extensive and rigorous screening process, what supports it provides refugees and lessons from different waves of resettlement over the years;
- Learn about the process and timeline for resettling Syrian and other refugees, in which U.S. regions they are likely to be placed and how the backlash may affect these placement plans; and
- Discuss what funders can do to plan for resettlement efforts, address anticipated challenges and support the long-term integration of refugees into local communities.
Speakers will include:
- Anna Greene, Director, Policy and Advocacy, U.S. Programs, International Rescue Committee
- Ngoan Le, Chief, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Illinois Department of Human Services
- John Slocum, Director, Migration, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (moderator)
- Larry Yungk, Senior Resettlement Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Register by Friday, December 11.
This webinar is free and open only to grantmakers. The dial-in information and webinar link will be sent out a day before the program.
Contact Caleb Beaudoin with any registration questions.