Americans For Refugees & Immigrants was founded in September of 2015 in order to organize efforts for positive policy changes on congressional level in regards to refugees. It was run by just two people in the beginning Anny Khan & Isra Ayesh. Soon afterwards Ben Wiselogle and Audrey Nelson joined. The organization small, completely volunteer based, was able to hold rallies, information sessions, help families and individuals in need within the first 4 months of forming. We have helped MCRC & ICNA with streamlining efforts to assist refugees.
We are constantly growing and collaborating with other organizations in the Puget Sound area. We are also proactive in reaching out to our congressional leaders and Governor to ensure the policy and laws they make don't infringe upon the rights of refugees and immigrants.