Jan 21, 2020
The UN Refugee Agency states that nearly one person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution worldwide. Yet, the Trump administration* has significantly decreased the number of refugees and asylum seekers the U.S. will accept and has now cut back on all immigration. Amidst its anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies, we do well to remember the contributions that immigrants have always made to the United States.
Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Liuda Galinaitis, who shares the courageous story of her father’s family who were forced to flee their home in Lithuania during WWII. She also shares her research on the current immigration crisis, the contributions immigrants make to our nation, and the importance of keeping up the fight today for immigrants, refugees, and asylees who help keep us strong.