The following is an excerpt from WNYC originally published on January 30, 2017.
Kaper-Dale founded an affiliated nonprofit, Interfaith Rise, that resettles asylees and refugees — eight so far in 2017 alone. Last week he was preparing to welcome a Syrian family and two single mothers with their children from war-torn Congo, when Trump temporarily halted all such immigration. Their donated beds are sitting stacked, unused, at the church.
"One of their reasons about being excited about coming to America is America is a place that receives refugees and responds to horrors in the world by giving open arms to victims," Kaper-Dale said. "For America to change, that is a disgrace."