13
Mar

When did you first become involved with the IRC?

A cousin of mine began working for the International Rescue Committee here in the US doing refugee resettlement. I knew it took many months to receive asylum, but I had never thought about all the hurdles a family must overcome after they arrive. When my cousin told me all the ways that he was able to help refugee families integrate, and feel a part of the community, I was really impressed. Also, the organization was started by Albert Einstein (who was also a refugee that came to the United States) and I thought that was pretty cool.

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