In 1992, we helped Haitian refugee Ilfeca Dorvilus find work learn English. It took him almost 20 years to become a citizen, after which we helped him sponsor his daughter Beatrice, who arrived as a legal permanent resident at last in 2015.

Dousing Lady Liberty’s torch

This week the Trump Administration announced it will only admit 30,000 refugees in the coming fiscal year. Over the past 45 years our parish has loved and helped refugees from Vietnam, Haiti, and Uganda build new and productive lives. The infant Jesus and his parents fled to Egypt to escape Herod’s murderous violence. Refugee resettlement has been a central ministry of Episcopalians since the Second World War. See the response of Presiding Bishop Curry – who preached Gospel love at the Royal Wedding this summer – here: