The Trump Administration has announced that it will cap the number of refugees that can be resettled in the United States next year (2018-19) at 30,000, further cutting an already drastically scaled-back program that offers protection to foreigners fleeing violence and persecution and further undermining the refugee resettlement system.

General Forum Meetings

Upcoming meetings will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at host site Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 433 Jefferson Street, Oakland, CA 94607, on the following dates in 2018: December 4, 2018.
2019: February 5, 2019; April 2, 2019; June 4, 2019; August 6, 2019; October 1, 2019; December 3, 2019

Meeting Summary Archive

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