Greenwich Call to Action Talk: Connecticut’s Refugees and Immigrants

IRIS Chris George and Refugee

IRIS Chris George with a refugee

The next meeting for Greenwich Call to Action is Monday March 13th at 7:00 – 8:00 in the Greenwich Town Hall Meeting Room at 101 Field Point Rd will be a timely discussion on the state of refugees and immigrants in the state of Connecticut and impact President Donald Trump’s executive immigration orders have had on them.

In 2016, 85,000 refugees  were invited to enter the U.S and approximately 500 came to Connecticut.

These refugees are then sheltered, assimilated, given access to healthcare and language training all through three agencies within Connecticut.

Leaders from two of those agencies will be speaking at Town Hall next Monday:

  • Claudia Connor, President & CEO of IIConn – International Institute of Connecticut
  • Chris George Executive Director of IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services)

They will discuss how their agencies have been effected since President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order on Immigration and whether the president’s second edition of the executive order which came out this Monday is good news or bad news.

Greenwich Call to Action is a non-partisan group whose vision is to educate and activate local citizens on topical issues affecting our Town and State. All are welcome. For more information or to RSVP email GreenwichCallToAction@gmail.com.


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