World Refugee Day Gathering Held in Scranton

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SCRANTON - Folks gathered to celebrate World Refugee Day Sunday in Scranton.

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton organized the gathering at Nay Aug Park.

About 200 people came out to share their cultures through song, dance, and food.

The event comes as the Supreme Court is expected to rule on President Trump's travel ban, which blocks citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States and suspends the US refugee program.

The Diocese of Scranton said it's seen a decrease in refugees coming to our area but Bishop Joseph Bambera does not want that to scare refugees who are here.

"At the heart of our faith is the person of Jesus and his parents they were forced to move from their land to another place," said Bishop Bambera.

The United Nations established World Refugee Day to commemorate the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees around the world.


  • Lance

    We dont need anymore. Let’s take care of our own citizens first. We have americans that need food shelter and jobs. Then worry about refugees. America first!

    • J (@ds18301)

      Actually we do need more. Defense contractors can’t function without “foreign” engineers. Americans simply aren’t smart or educated enough Firms like Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed have thousands of aliens on H-1B and are constantly needing more. The average fat, lazy American is worthless –except getting black lung disease in a coal mine for the benefit of some billionaire entrepreneur.

  • Jake Smule

    ICE should have set up a van at the entrance. Everyone that was here legally would be given a tee shirt. Everyone that is trespassing here would be given an airplane ticket home.

  • magicmikexxsm

    World Refugee Day Gathering Held in Scranton…………………………………..
    LOL stay the hell in your own country’s….instead of ruining ours.

    • J (@ds18301)

      That’s what the Native Americans said…. This country runs on immigrants. from the lowly farm workers to the Indian and Chinese engineers who design and build our defense systems (as there aren’t enough well-educated Americans to do these jobs since our education system has been dismantled by the GOP). People last century said the same hateful things about the Polish, Irish, Italians, Czechs etc who now dominate NEPA.

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