Stories on U.S. immigration and policies. Also international developments on immigration.
“We remain concerned for the persecuted religious minorities who will not be allowed into the U.S..."
President Trump Signs FY 2020 Presidential Determination, World Relief Responds
BALTIMORE, Nov. 4, 2019 – Late Friday night, the president signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Presidential Determination, setting the cap for refugee arrivals at the lowest level in U.S. history – 18,000.Read More
Leading refugee resettlement organization urges administration to resume refugee admissions as soon as possible
World Relief Laments Zero Refugee Admissions in October 2019
BALTIMORE, Nov. 1, 2019 – World Relief, a leading faith-based relief and development organization, today mourns the fact that as of yesterday. the U.S. has resettled no refugees for aRead More
Yesterday marked the end of the first full month in decades in which the U.S. resettled zero refugees.
Opinion: Trump’s refugee cap compromises the US economy and American identity
by: Scott Arbeiter Nov. 1, 2019 (RNS) — Yesterday marked the end of the first full month in decades in which the U.S. resettled zero refugees. How did this happen?Read More
Ortez-Cruz was one of nine immigrants taking refuge in sanctuary churches across the country...
ICE drops $300,000 fine for an immigrant in church sanctuary
by: Yonat Shimron Oct. 25, 2019 (RNS) — The message Pastor Isaac Villegas got on his cell phone earlier this week was short and sweet. “Un problema menos,” texted RosaRead More
Honored at an eighth annual Champions for Justice dinner...
Methodists present Champion for Justice awards
AURORA, Ill., Oct. 10, 2019—A United Methodist pastor and a state representative were presented with 2019 Champion for Justice awards from Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors (NIJFON) , aRead More
That’s the lowest number of admissions a president has set since the refugee resettlement program started in the 1980s.
Drop in refugee admissions met with outcry from faith-based resettlement agencies
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Sept. 27, 2019 (RNS) — The Trump administration’s announcement that it would once again slash refugee admissions to the United States to unprecedented lows was metRead More
Global Christian humanitarian organization mourns the proposed Presidential Determination and urges the White House not to abandon refugees
World Relief Denounces Proposed FY2020 Refugee Cap of 18,000
BALTIMORE, Md. – Today, the Trump administration announced its intention to set a refugee ceiling of just 18,000 for FY 2020. World Relief strongly opposes this cut to the nation’sRead More