Press Releases

ECDC SUPPORTS AFGHAN ARRIVALS AT ALL ITS RESETTLEMENT SITES

Arlington, Va. — The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) responded to the Department of State’s request for resettlement agencies to participate in its Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA)...

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ECDC HIRES DIRECTOR FOR NEW BRANCH OFFICE

  Arlington, Va. — After careful consideration and community consultations, The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) proposed Brattleboro, Vermont as a new refugee resettlement site in its annual...

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ECDC PROPOSES TO OPEN A NEW BRANCH OFFICE

  Arlington, Va. — After careful consideration and community consultations, The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) proposed Wausau, Wisconsin as a new refugee resettlement site in its funding proposal to...

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ECDC Applauds Biden Administration’s Decision to Increase the Refugee Admissions Cap

Arlington, Virginia—Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced an increase to the Refugee Admissions Cap. The revised Presidential Determination sets the cap at 62,500 slots–up from the historic low of 15,000...

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ECDC Statement in Support of the Guaranteed Refugee Admissions Ceiling Enhancement (GRACE) Act

  Arlington, Virginia – The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) urges members of Congress to support and pass the Guaranteed Refugee Admissions Ceiling Enhancement (GRACE) Act was introduced...

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ECDC Calls for Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2021

ECDC Calls for Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2021 ECDC calls for Emergency Action from the Biden Administration to put into force the Presidential Determination for...

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Amnesty International released report on Ethiopia’s conflict in its Tigray region

Today, Amnesty International released its long-awaited report on the massacres that took place in Axum during Ethiopia’s conflict in its Tigray region. The report presents a detailed account of...

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Thank You President Biden

  Thank You President Biden What we do and what we say, individually and collectively, matter greatly throughout our lives—for both those who live here in the U.S. and...

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Liberty: Remember its Past. Protect its Future. Thoughts on the January 6, 2021, Assault on the U.S. Capitol

Arlington, VA.—In 1775, the 13 colonies rebelled against British rule. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress proclaimed independence of the colonies. On July 4, 1776, they adopted...

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ECDC Statement on Risch-Cardin Resolution

ECDC welcomes the bipartisan resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2020, by Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calling for a cessation of...

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