December 6, 2019
By Greg Sharenow
An asylum seeker is not a desperate person or a beggar coming to enjoy the privilege of being in the United States. Many of us find ourselves here because we don’t have anywhere to turn. If I knew that I would come here to experience everything that I am going through right now, I’m not sure that I would choose that. But at the same time, my purpose and my only idea was to save my life and my family’s life. I have no doubt about it—with me being a well-trained engineer and my wife a doctor—when this nation stretches their hands out to help us, to welcome us here, we are ready to give back.
These are words offered by Mr. Hope*, an asylum seeker from Cameroon who spoke at Refugee Action Fund’s event in Orange County on Wednesday.
November 22, 2019
What a night! We’re still glowing from Refugee Action Fund’s benefit in New York City. More than 200 people packed the room and we raised $250,000 to ensure that all refugees and forcibly displaced people find safety, dignity and opportunities to rebuild their lives.