This morning’s Journal News features an extensive article describing local refugee settlement efforts and explaining the devastating impact of the Trump travel ban.

The community and religious organizations in our region who have taken a leadership role in assisting refugee families reflect the best of the American spirit.

I am quoted near the end of the article.  And several months ago, I wrote to the State Department in support of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), which coordinates resettlement activities in the New York area.