Refugees Northwest reaffirms our belief in the dignity of all human beings and the recognition that the United States is a country built on the ideals of inalienable rights, respect, and opportunity.
In that spirit, we offer our profound gratitude for elected officials and crucial partners who work toward these values every day. In particular, we thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, whose legal team has fought on behalf of refugees and immigrants. And we recognize the leadership of Governor Jay Inslee for his forceful support of equality.
We also commend the many partner organizations here in the Northwest that stand beside and serve our resettled refugee and immigrant population, and thereby work to preserve the most basic of American ideas: that anyone, no matter where they are born, can become an American and rise as far as their skills, resiliency, and spirit will take them.
The ACLU Seattle is one of those critical organizations. Our hearts are buoyed by their consistent work to retain the possibility of reunifying refugee families in our country through what is already a stringently vetted process. ACLU attorney Lisa Nowlin of Seattle was interviewed on KING-TV’s New Day Northwest this week and says she remains optimistic about her legal mission.
We hope you will watch the interview, and as always, we thank you for your support to Refugees Northwest and the spirit of equality in our great state!