Rise for Refuge Rally to take place in Jersey City Aug. 3

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 on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.

The rally urges Congress and the Trump administration to admit 95,000 refugees seeking asylum into the United States.

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According to Politico, the administration is now considering a virtual shutdown of refugee admissions next year — cutting the number to nearly zero.

Faith leaders, refugee agencies, and community partners are demanding that Congress stop these attacks on asylum seekers and return refugee resettlement to its historic norms. 

For more information go to https://www.weareallusa.org/welcomehome/rise_for_refuge.