NBARC is dedicated to helping asylum seekers: people who are fleeing persecution in other countries due to their race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. Below are some helpful resources if you want to better understand how asylum works, and how the asylum system often fails the most vulnerable.
"Military Bases Turn Into Small Cities as Afghans Wait Months for Homes in U.S.", New York Times, October 3, 2021
As the first Afghan families arrived in Mass. this weekend, the state faces a historic humanitarian challenge, The Boston Globe, September 26, 2021
UN Refugee Agency website with information about Asylum seekers
"When Deportation is a Death Sentence," New Yorker magazine, January 15, 2018
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) website with information on Asylum and Refugees
The Center for Victims of Torture: Eight Facts about Refugees and Asylum Seekers
An inspiring reading for the Passover Seder, written by one of our founding members, Shimi Anisfeld.