Helping Refugee and Immigrant Families Adjust to Life in the U.S.
Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States as refugees or immigrants. Some refugees are children who arrive as unaccompanied minors, having been separated from their families abroad as they fled violence or disaster. In partnership with local churches and community agencies, Bethany Christian Services welcomes refugee and immigrant families and helps them adjust to a new life in the United States.
Often refugee families are separated between the time they leave their home and when they arrive in the U.S. When this happens, family reunification is difficult and children are considered unaccompanied minors. The only option for these children is to be cared for by a refugee foster care family.
Connecting with local businesses to help refugees find employment.
Providing counseling to assist refugees and immigrants who have been victims of torture.
On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court decided to hear the case of the President’s Executive Order impacting refugees in October and also ruled that portions of the Executive Order could commence in the intervening months. In light of this:
Bethany Christian Services remains committed to bringing and keeping families together, including refugee and immigrant families fleeing dangerous circumstances, as many come from some of the most war-torn countries in the world. Bethany continues to be deeply concerned by actions that will result in preventing thousands of refugees—primarily women and children—from being relocated to areas that are safe and secure.
Bethany’s Christian faith calls us to care for the widow, the orphan, and those seeking refuge, and our concern remains for the families and children impacted. Immigration reform affecting the way refugees enter this country should support and protect families. Our hope is that we can work with our government officials to keep our country safe while protecting children and keeping all families safe. Family preservation and reunification is at the core of our heart and our mission. Get more information on Bethany’s refugee and immigrant services and how you can make a difference.