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By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Congresswoman Susan Davis and Nile Sisters founder Elizabeth Lou

August 8, 2017 (San Diego) -- Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) is the recipient of the 2017 Refugee Champion Award.  The award was presented by Nile Sisters Development Initiative, a San Diego-based nonprofit helping local refugees and immigrants.

According to Nile Sisters, Davis was chosen “in recognition of a prolific career and tireless advocacy, on behalf of all refugees and newcomers to San Diego County.”

On Twitter, Davis said she was honored by the award, pledging, “I’ll keep fighting for our refugee and immigrant communities.”

Learn more about Nile Sisters and how you can volunteer or support their efforts at

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