John Backer: 61 years (and counting) of helping refugees

Born in the U.S. to German immigrant parents, John Backer has spent more than six decades helping CWS resettle refugees. Backer has seen the world of refugee resettlement change, from meeting ships sailing past the Statue of Liberty into Manhattan to meeting families at modern airports. One thing that hasn't changed is Backer's commitment to making a better world. See him tell his story.

Born in the U.S. to German immigrant parents, John Backer has spent more than six decades helping CWS resettle refugees.  See him tell his story.

 

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