Refugees Welcome at the U.S Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol, & Martin Luther King Memorial!

U.S Supreme Court, Washington, D.C- Friday, April 8th- 10:30am


U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C- Friday, April 8th- 10:45am

Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington, D.C- Friday, April 8th- 11:30am

MCS students meet with Refugee Council U.S.A and the Center for American Progress

Naomi Steinberg, director of Refugee Council U.S.A, and Tom Jawetz, the Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, met with Students on Friday to share their perspectives on the Syrian refugee crisis and to explain how their organizations are involved in advocating for the rights of refugees. There was also space for students to share their experiences lobbying with Congress. 

The Center for American Progress is an independent non partisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. They develop new policy ideas, challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter, and shape the national debate.

Refugee Council U.S.A is a coalition of U.S non-governmental organizations focused on refugee protection. Refugee Council U.S.A provides advocacy on issues affecting the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, victims of trafficking, and victims of torture in the United States and across the world. 

Our last day in Washington D.C

Breakfast at "Lincoln's Waffle Shop"
A break to play "taps" 
These shoes in front of the Supreme Court represent the children who have walked across the U.S.-Mexico border and are waiting for the court's decision in United States vs. Texas to determine whether Obama's executive orders (DACA and DAPA) will be implemented.

To learn more check out these two articles:
Will the U.S. Supreme Court Tell Obama to 'Take Care'?
Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court challenge to Obama's immigration policies