Stories on U.S. immigration and policies. Also international developments on immigration.
The news came Monday afternoon...
Faith-based agencies celebrate ‘return to moral leadership’ as Biden raises refugee ceiling to 125,00
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Sept. 21, 2021 (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating the Biden administration’s proposal to admit as many as 125,000 refugees to the United StatesRead More
Obama, Bush and former President Bill Clinton — along with former first ladies...
Former US presidents, religious leaders launch organization to aid Afghan evacuee
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Sept. 14, 2021 (RNS) — Three former presidents and first ladies have joined with religious leaders, faith-based refugee resettlement agencies and others to support a newRead More
“We are heartbroken by the bloodshed at the Kabul airport...”
World Relief Grieves the Loss of Life at Kabul Airport and Urges Biden Administration to Ensure Continued Safe Evacuation of Vulnerable Afghans, U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders
BALTIMORE, August 26, 2021 — Today, August 26, a series of terrorist attacks near Kabul’s airport took the lives of over 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops. These attacks wereRead More
And many Americans are looking for ways to help their new neighbors.
How to help Afghans arriving in the US after fleeing the Taliban
by: Emily McFarlan Miller August 25, 2021 (RNS) — As the United States planned its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, faith-based refugee resettlement organizations led calls for the evacuation of AfghanRead More
Chicago Sun-Times Editorial 08-02-21
A chance for an historic win on immigration reform — if only Democrats will hang tough | Editorial
A measure to grant permanent legal status to young people brought to our country illegally years ago would be perfectly appropriate in a proposed $3.5 trillion federal budget package. Source:Read More
Greene will step into the combined role of president and CEO on Aug. 16.
World Relief announces Myal Greene as new head amid ‘the most significant crisis of our lives’
by: Emily McFarlan Miller July 21, 2021 (RNS) — World Relief announced Tuesday (July 20) that longtime staff member Myal Greene will become the next president and CEO of theRead More
“Many Dreamers have lived under a cloud of uncertainty for most of their lives”
World Relief Laments Impact of Court Decision Regarding DACA, Urges Congress to Act
BALTIMORE, July 16, 2021 — Today, a federal judge in Texas issued a decision that puts the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in jeopardy. While JudgeRead More
The announcement from the Biden White House comes after significant pushback from the faith-based groups...
Biden raises refugee ceiling, and faith-based groups brace for rebuilding work
by: Emily McFarlan Miller WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating President Joe Biden’s decision to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.Read More