John Backer: 61 years (and counting) of helping refugees Monday, July 18, 2011
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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