SURF would like to acknowledge our disappointment and heartbreak at the events that unfolded today. The President signed an executive order to suspend the State Department Refugee Assistance Program and visa entry from Syria and 6 other countries. Refugees are one of the most demonized groups in the US and the world, and we believe this is devastating to the support these men, women, and children deserve and need. SURF is not demotivated by this order. We will continue our work to support refugees. We will stand up for the rights of refugees everywhere. We will do our best to counter the spread of fear and false statements. Now, more than ever, refugees require support. Research local refugee agencies, contact your local IRC office, or reach out to SURF to donate and volunteer your time.
-Your SURF family