JFS was forced to halt the welcoming of our sixth Syrian refugee family because of the refugee ban imposed by president elect, Donald Trump.
During the first week of February, JFS was expecting a pregnant mom accompanied by her two young daughters to come to the Metrowest area to find a furnished apartment for her and her family to live comfortably and start a new life. Unfortunately, because of the ban, this family and the other 10 remaining refugee families were unable to come over to the United States.
In her article “This American Family Has Been Saving Refugees Since the Holocaust – Until Trump Stopped Them”, Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua tells the story of “Fatima”, a 5-year-old Syrian girl who’s family made it to the United States before the executive order was signed and is building a new life with the help of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest. Read the article and learn about the devastation the executive order has wrought with other families, just like hers.
Click here to read the full article and learn more about JFS’ Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project.