Stories on U.S. immigration and policies. Also international developments on immigration.
Biden’s executive order may be raising the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 15,000 to 125,000, but the work needed to rebuild the gutted resettlement apparatus have many admitting it’s unlikely the United States will reach that target anytime soon.
Faith-based refugee resettlement groups describe what it will take to rebuild program after Trump cuts
Today’s announcement follows three executive orders related to immigration signed on Tuesday....
World Relief Responds to Biden Administration’s Announcement on Refugee Resettlement
And, notably, he made the announcement Thursday (Nov. 12) to a Catholic group that works with refugees.
Biden pledges to raise refugee ceiling to 125,000 in address to Jesuit group
By comparison, Obama set that number at 110,000 his last year in office.
Refugee data on religion disappears as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to United States
In recent weeks, several faith-based organizations involved in refugee resettlement had asked the administration to raise that number to its past average: 95,000.
Faith-based organizations express outrage over plan to cut refugee admissions to historic low — again
If a new number isn’t set by Wednesday (Sept. 30), no refugees will be admitted to the U.S. until the Trump administration's determination of the limit is made.
Lutherans ask Trump administration to admit more refugees as deadline looms
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Letter from the Evangelical Immigration Table
In their letter, [Russell] Moore and the other EIT members asked Trump to urge leaders in Congress "publicly and consistently" to adopt a measure that establishes a pathway for Dreamers...