TUCSON – After more than 76 refugee offices closed its doors since January, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild held a press conference Friday to help urge community members to support the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
According to officials, there are currently more than 68 million people displaced from their homes. Of those, 25 million are registered refugees.
“Tucson has always welcomed refugees,” said Mayor Rothschild. “There’s no question that people coming into this country who are escaping trauma and war need the help that these agencies provide to have the best chance of becoming successful and productive members of society. The Refugee Resettlement Program does so much for so many. It deserves our support.”
For more information about the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program, visit acf.hhs.gov.