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- Anastasia Brown director of refugee services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Hugh Parmer president, American Refugee Committee
- Gene Dewey former Assistant Secretary of State for population, refugees, and migration
- Kenneth Bacon president of Refugees International
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