WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Why we need to welcome refugees
"...Yes, refugees bring a welcome and healthy diversity of food, culture and community to our towns and cities; and yes, by their very being, refugees affirm our identities as Americans. Historically speaking, the vast majority of us and our ancestors came to the U.S. fleeing something — poverty, famine, genocide, political repression.
But the primary reason we need to welcome refugees is simply this: Refugees renew our country, our economy and our virtues."
- RST CEO Aaron Rippenkroeger
Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced people and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.