Press Releases

ECDC Responds to Dramatic Changes in Refugee Admissions Ceiling

Yesterday, the President signed the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020, which set his drastic reduction in refugee resettlement. Over the past three years, the refugee...

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ECDC Statement on FY20 Presidential Determination

Arlington, VA – Today, the Trump administration announced that the refugee resettlement ceiling will be set at 18,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. This is the lowest number since...

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ECDC Grieves the Loss of Richard Parkins, Former Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

Arlington, VA – ECDC was saddened to learn that Richard Parkins passed away on September 1, 2019, after a battle with cancer. ECDC’s President, Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D., staff, and...

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ECDC Applauds Passing of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6)

Arlington, VA – The House of representatives has passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), which, as stated in the bill, “prohibits removal proceedings against...

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ECDC Welcomes Ethiopia’s New Refugee Law

Arlington, VA – On January 17, Ethiopia passed a law allowing refugees to move freely outside the refugee camps. This decision comes following the United Nations Global Compact on...

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Change in Leadership at the ECDC/ACC Las Vegas

Arlington, VA – In 2003, ECDC opened its African Community Center (ACC) branch office in Las Vegas. For 16 years, the ACC and its multicultural, multilingual staff have been...

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ECDC Celebrates its 6th Annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving

ECDC Celebrates its 6th Annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving

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2018 Midterm Election Results Inspire Hope for Refugees and Immigrants

Arlington, VA – Yesterday’s midterm elections brought a change to the American political landscape. For the first time ever in our country’s history, there will be more than 100...

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FY 2019 Presidential Determination Signed

Arlington, VA – Signed today, the Presidential Determination announces that the admission of up to 30,000 refugees to the U.S. is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in...

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ECDC Responds to Reduction in Resettlement Admissions

ECDC Responds to Reduction in Resettlement Admissions

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