PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP – A CANADIAN MODEL WORTH EMULATING

In a recent article in the Washington Post weekend magazine, freelance journalist Robin Shulman writes, “In the United States — which has the largest refugee resettlement program in the world but does not permit private sponsorship — lawmakers and refugee advocates are watching Canada.”

Read her thoughtful account of the settlement experiences of a Syrian family that arrived in Toronto in February thanks to a private sponsorship group:

Recent Syrian newcomers: Amir Al Tabouli; his wife, Raghda Altellawi; and daughters, Ghena, 6, and Nagham, 5. The family in the children’s bedroom. JENNIFER ROBERTS/For the Washington Post

Recent Syrian newcomers: Amir Al Tabouli; his wife, Raghda Altellawi; and daughters, Ghena, 6, and Nagham, 5. The family in the children’s bedroom. JENNIFER ROBERTS/For the Washington Post

 

 

Posted in DJC Sponsors a Syrian Refugee Family, Special Notices