Chairman Crowley in Recognition of World Refugee Day

June 20, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement in recognition of World Refugee Day:

“Today, we recognize the unthinkable hardships that children, families, and the elderly who have been forced to flee their homes because of acts of violence and war face when trying to find security, stability, and solace in new countries.

“Our nation has always served as a haven for refugees, and we should continue that tradition by welcoming and supporting them – now more than ever as refugee communities are at risk of being marginalized by the divisive politics of the Trump administration. In honor of this tradition, I’m proud to join my colleagues in support of the World Refugee Day Resolution to reaffirm our American values and our leadership in promoting the safety, health, and well-being of those fleeing oppression and hardship.”