Sima Ladjevardian

Sima Ladjevardian, a Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Dan Crenshaw of the 2nd district of Texas, is solidly pro-refugee. An immigrant from Iran herself, Sima has fought hard for the rights of immigrants and refugees, and would do incredible work if elected to the House of Representatives.

Julie Oliver

Julie Oliver has been an outspoken supporter of refugees and immigrants, and is hoping to unseat Republican Roger Williams, whose record includes supporting anti-refugee legislation. Oliver was inspired to run for office by her experience working in healthcare. In addition to spending 20 years in healthcare finance, she served on the board of Central Health, […]

Pramilla Jayapal

Pramilla Jayapal, an incumbent Democrat seeking re-election to her seat representing Washington State’s 7th district, is emphatically a pro-refugee leader. An immigrant from India, she has fought for vulnerable and marginalized communities around this country, and has been a powerful voice for immigrants and refugees in Congress.

Qasim Rashid

Qasim Rashid, a Democrat challenging anti-refugee Republican Rob Wittman, is running to represent Virginia’s 1st district. An immigrant from Pakistan, Rashid has been a strong voice for refugees and pro-refugee policies throughout his life, and will continue to be one should he be elected to Congress.

Tom Malinowski

Tom Molinowski, who himself was a refugee from Poland, has actively advocated for those who were in similar situations to him and his family, and decried efforts to decrease refugee admissions numbers. An incumbent Democrat, he is seeking to defend his New Jersey 7th House district seat against Republican Thomas Kean Jr.

Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia, has always been a fierce advocate for refugees. An incumbent Democrat, she has introduced bills to create a global migration pact to confront the refugee crisis, cosponsored the NO BAN Act to repeal President Trump’s Muslim ban, and spearheaded efforts to protect refugees, asylees and other immigrants during the […]

J.D. Scholten

J.D. Scholten is a Democrat running for Iowa’s open 4th House district, which used to be the infamously racist Steve King’s seat. Scholten, a strong supporter of pro-refugee policies, faces Republican Randy Feenstra, who has made repeated anti-immigrant statements and voted for bills hostile to undocumented Americans

Mario Diaz-Balart

Mario Diaz-Balart is the son of a Cuban refugee and has been active in advocating for immigrants, including for TPS for Venezuelans. He is pro-refugee, and one of the four co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus. He is an incumbent Republican seeking an uncontested re-election in the Florida 25th House district.

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy is a refugee from Vietnam, and has used her platform to actively advocate for those who are currently in the situation that she once was in. An incumbent Democrat, she is seeking to defend her Florida 7th House district seat against Republican Leo Valentin and Independent William Garlington.

Joe Neguse

Joe Neguse, the son of refugees from Eritrea, has been a consistent voice for the rights of refugees and marginalized groups. He is one of the four co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus. Neguse has taken on Trump’s Muslim ban, and has worked with advocates to redesignate temporary protected status for Somalis, and other […]