Aguiar-Curry backs pro-refugee legislation

Source: Davis Enterprise

SACRAMENTO — Assembly members Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Eloise Reyes (D- San Bernardino) introduced Assembly Bill 3133 and Assembly Bill 3134 on Friday, together on the floor of the State Assembly to show their partnership in the fight to protect, support and welcome refugees in California. The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing violence, conflict or instability and California has actively received newly arrived refugees since 1980.

Refugees are men, women and children who are forced to flee their country of origin to seek safety in another country due to war, governmental upheaval or persecution based upon their religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Most eventually go home when it is safe, some stay in temporary refugee settlements and less than 1 percent must permanently resettle in a different country.

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