In June, a large group of families made their way to Portland, ME seeking asylum, traveling by bus from San Antonio, Texas. This was the last leg of a very long journey, taking them from their home countries of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they fled violence and oppression.
The City of Portland is currently welcoming hundreds of new asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. Over 150 are currently being housed at the Portland Expo, we are told that hundreds more are in route. This is a dynamic, changing scene - and there is much work to be done. Here are a few things you can do right now.