A leader in the ever-expanding international community in Summit County.

 

The International Institute of Akron, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency founded in 1916, welcomes new Americans to Akron to make our community their home.

 
 

This week, the administration set the refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2019 at 30,000 - the lowest level in U.S. history. This decision comes during the worst refugee crisis in global history, with more than 68.5 million people displaced from their homes.

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The White House is required under U.S. law to consult with Congress prior to setting the annual refugee admissions number. This has not happened yet, which means Congress can and must weigh in today. Communities around the country are prepared to welcome at least 75,000 refugees. As people who care about refugees, we must make our voices heard and tell both the White House and Congress that 30,000 is inexcusable and that we must set a refugee admissions goal of at least 75,000.

 

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