I work for an organization that helps refugees in the immigration process headed to the US. (Yes this is vague and no I can't namecheck the org.) This week has been a bit of a doozy. Ask me anything.
  1. It's 2:30am so if I'm slow to respond it's because I fell asleep and will respond in the morning
    But I promise to answer everything to the best of my ability!
  2. Have you already seen changes?
    Suggested by @MissJess
  3. Right now it's business as usual, but there's a lot of internal memos and constant discussion on our chat groups. We're preparing as much as possible. We're worried about refugees en-route getting deported from US airports. I have Syrian friends-of-friends whose scheduled travel dates have been cancelled / indefinitely postponed.
  4. Do you only resettle in the US or will you be able to direct your clients to other countries?
    Suggested by @jenniferm
  5. We're US-focused but we may be looking into referring people to other agencies / countries / etc. (A little unclear at the moment.)
  6. What is the main question you get asked, and what had been the most unexpected one?
    Suggested by @Jaycer17
  7. By people in the US: "how do you know these people aren't terrorists trying to trick you?" 😑😑😑
  8. How can I help as someone without experience in working with refugees?
    Places to donate time or money, specific issues to call representatives about?
    Suggested by @ellenh
  9. What is the best way for me, in America, to help refugees both in my country and around the world?
    Suggested by @MatthewAlmont
  10. What can I do to help?
    Suggested by @shanaz
  11. @ellenh @MatthewAlmont @shanaz 💜 the most encouraging question(s). This answer deserves its own list. I'll work on it today.