August 03, 2019 at 12pm - 1pm

Rise for Refuge Press Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. – On the heels of Trump barring virtually all refugees from seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, reports have surfaced that administration officials are pressing to zero out refugee resettlement in 2020. In response, Unite Oregon is holding a roundtable meeting of immigrant & refugee community leaders, key allies, and elected officials, in order to discuss solutions to protect and support migrants in Oregon. As the federal government turns its back on those fleeing persecution, war, natural disasters, and other forms of hardship, Oregon must step up as a leader in welcoming these communities to our state.

After the meeting, leaders will hold a press conference outlining state-level solutions to protect refugees, while calling on Congress to overturn the Trump administration’s refugee resettlement cuts.

WHAT: Press conference with community leaders on solutions to protect refugees

WHERE: Unite Oregon’s East Portland office. 1390 SE 122nd Ave.

DATE: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

TIME: 12pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Local, state and national elected officials, including

    • U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
    • Oregon State Rep. Carla Piluso

    • Commissioner Lori Stegmann

  • Immigrant and refugee community leaders, including representatives from:

Unite Oregon, We Are All America, Augustana Lutheran Church, African Youth Community Organization, Catholic Charities, Portland Refugee Support Group, IMIrJ, APANO, Metro, Arabic House, HAKI Community Organization, East Portland community leaders (Latinx, Nepali, Zomi, and Burmese community)

 

PRESS CONTACT: Seemab Hussaini, Unite Oregon. seemab@uniteoregon.org, (503) 287-4117, ext. 4

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Unite Oregon - East Portland Office
1390 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233
United States
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