WASHINGTON (May 20, 2002) – Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will join other members of Refugee Council USA to mark the six-month anniversary of President Bush's order allowing for the admission of 70,000 refugees in fiscal year 2002 with a news conference on Tuesday, May 21, at the U.S. Capitol.
MRS is one of the largest private refugee resettlement agency in the United States and a lead member of RCUSA.
Refugee Council USA, the coalition of U.S. nongovernmental organizations focused on refugee protection, will issue a six-month status report on refugee arrivals and discuss next steps.
Tuesday, May 21 from 1-2 p.m.
The Capitol, Room SC4, Washington, D.C.
Refugees and other featured speakers will be available for one-on-one interviews and photos immediately following the conference. A written status report, news release and other materials will be distributed at the event.
In addition to the national news conference in Washington, D.C., more than 50 refugee resettlement affiliate agencies across the country will host simultaneous local news conferences.
Following the live national news conference, RCUSA is hosting
a call-in teleconference for media beginning at 2:30 p.m.
For details on how to participate, contact Joan Maruskin, firstname.lastname@example.org