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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

At Monday's interfaith vigil for refugees, held at First English Lutheran Church in Austin, hundreds packed the sanctuary and spilled out onto the sidewalk. Texas impact board members Simone Talma-Flowers and Rev. Krystal Leedy both spoke. Refugee families and service providers expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they are receiving. 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

As legislators prepare for a major hearing on anti-Sanctuary Cities legislation and the President issues multiple executive orders targeting immigrants, refugees, and asylees, more than 150 Bryan-College Station residents came together to learn about the issues and build local advocacy networks.

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Texas Impact’s board of directors joins with people of faith throughout the United States in denouncing President Trump’s executive order restricting entrance to the U.S. from Muslim-majority countries and limiting refugee resettlement from conflict-ridden areas around the globe. We deplore the President’s choice to upend the futures of countless innocent people.

Wondering what you can do to advocate for refugee resettlement? Our friends at Refugee Services of Texas compiled a great list of things that you and your congregation can do to make America welcoming again. 

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