Welcoming Refugees — State by State Reference

If you have an event, news clip, photograph, or other material you would like listed on this page, please email Megan Cagle at mcagle@cwsglobal.org.

National Resources

750+ Religious Leaders and Faith-based Organizations Oppose Anti-Refugee Legislation

American Baptist Home Mission urges support for Syrian Refugees

Associated Press; U.S. Religious Leaders Make Forceful Appeal to Admit Refugees

Catholic Sun; Faith Leaders say Refugees from Syrian, Elsewhere Require Compassion, Acceptance

CBS Evening News; November 21 story

CBS Evening News; Syrian Family Adjusts to Life in America

CCTV – America; From Syria to America, One Refugee’s Story

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ Joint State; Not Terrorists; Not Tourists: Refugees are Human Beings

CNN; Refugees become first time voters in the US

CNN; Syrian Refugee: Americans are among the best in the world

Crux; Catholic Bishops Double Down on Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Evangelical Immigration Table Letter; Evangelical Leaders Support Refugee Resettlement

Forbes; Chinese Activist, Ai Weiwei, Returns to New York with Four Refugee-Focused Exhibitions

Fox News; Humanitarian organization CEOs: Let’s show Syrian refugees the promise of America

Fusion; Meet the gay, Vietnamese candidate who could be the first member of Congress born in a refugee camp

Huffington Post; U.S. Faith Groups Confront Stigma In Efforts To Aid Syrian Refugees

MSN; Syrian Refugees Cling to a Longtime Haven in Michigan

National Catholic Register; Nine Bishops, One Abbot Dine and Dialogue with Peace Activists

People; Syrian Refugee Finds Comfort in Cosmetics: ‘I’ve Gotten the Opportunity to Step Back Into Some Semblance of My Former Life’

Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism; How Your Congregation Can Engage in the Refugee Crisis Response

Six Innovation Exchange; State Legislator Letter

Time; The Syrians Next Door

United Church of Christ; Press Conference with Faith Leaders

Voice of America; New Jersey Based Charitable Group Comes to Syrian Refugee’s Aid

State Resources

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming