February 23, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Holly Sammons, a Dominican Volunteer serving and living with Adrian Dominican Sisters this year, recently wrote an op-ed article for the Daily Telegram, explaining the refugee resettlement process. Drawing on her experience last year as a Dominican Volunteer in Atlanta, working on newly arrived refugees, Holly explained the strenuous process by which refugees are vetted before they’re approved to come to the United States. Saddened by President Trump’s efforts to suspend the entry of refugees, Holly writes, “Refugees are indeed the most rigorously screened population to enter the U.S. If a terrorist wanted to enter the U.S., he or she certainly would not choose to do so this way.” Read Holly’s Op-Ed.
Dominican Volunteers spend a year or more of their lives serving in ministry and living in community with Dominican Sisters or Friars throughout the United States. In her second year as a Dominican Volunteer, Holly ministers in the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation and in the Permaculture Office.