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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

 

New Movement... Appeal to Higher Court

CBS News reports… U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson appeals for freedom to Turkey’s highest court

CBS News reports… Lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt told The Associated Press he filed a Constitutional Court appeal following lower courts’ refusal to free Brunson and to lift a travel ban against him. CBS News link… https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-pastor-andrew-brunson-appeal-turkey-high-court-house-arrest/


Comments by World Relief's Matt Soerens

Trump’s Refugee Policy Also Hurts Most Vulnerable Christians

The U.S. has admitted only 70 of them from the Middle East, the region where they are most at risk. Source: Trump’s Refugee Policy Also Hurts Most Vulnerable Christians


National leaders from the Evangelical Immigration Table sent a letter asking the Trump administration to admit more refugees,,,,

Evangelical Leaders Object to Trump Administration Refugee Call, Call for Increase

By EIT Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 19, 2018) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday a ceiling of just 30,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year (FY) 2019, far lower than what leading evangelical voices have been urging. Before President Trump consults Congress and formally signs a declaration, some evangelical Christian leaders are asking that they raise the cap significantly so that it reflects both the historical norm and the current record-high number of refugees worldwide. They say that further cuts to the refugee resettlement program would harm religious freedom internationally andRead More


Evangelical refugee assistance charity urges a restored cap of 75,000  

World Relief Denounces State Department FY19 Refugee Cap

Baltimore, Md (Sept. 17, 2018). – Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a press conference the Administration’s refugee policy for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes a decision to lower the refugee ceiling to 30,000 people – lower, even, than Fiscal Year 2018’s historically low cap of 45,000. With just two weeks left in Fiscal Year 2018, the U.S. has admitted fewer than 21,000 refugees, which makes clear that the administration sees this ceiling merely as a maximum, not as a goal. World Relief CEO Tim Breene commented: “This repeatedRead More