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April 16, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, despite his repeated promises to increase the U.S.’s commitment to resettling refugees, President Biden signed a revised Presidential Determination for Refugee Resettlement (PD), maintaining President Trump’s historically low admissions goal of 15,000. While President Biden’s revised PD does make important and long-awaited changes to regional admissions…

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March 17, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE — In the devastating wake of the Atlanta-area spa shootings that occurred yesterday evening, World Relief adamantly decries the violence committed against the eight victims who were killed, six of whom were Asian and all but one of whom were women. While some details relating to the current…

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March 8, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE — This International Women’s Day is centered on the ways women are challenging gender bias and using their leadership platforms to forge a gender-equal world. Today, World Relief celebrates the achievements of women and girls who persevered through the many social, economic, and COVID-19 related challenges of the…

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February 22, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE — World Relief is grieved and shocked by the recent attack on the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Luca Attanasio, Italy’s ambassador to the Congo since 2017, was killed, as well as an Italian police officer and their Congolese driver.…

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February 19, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Despite the many hardships and challenges presented by the pandemic in 2020, World Relief found new and innovative ways to serve the most vulnerable to meet their evolving needs. World Relief’s teams proactively addressed the COVID-19 crisis in some of the world’s most volatile places both internationally…

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February 12, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, World Relief’s Board of Directors announced the upcoming retirement of Scott Arbeiter, president, and Tim Breene, CEO, at the end of the summer and expressed deep gratitude for their sacrificial service and extraordinary commitment to World Relief’s mission, staff, partners and clients. The duo has collectively…

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February 4, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today in an address at the State Department, President Biden announced an upcoming executive order focused on strengthening the U.S. refugee resettlement program, which includes consultations with Congress on refugee resettlement that will lead to a Presidential Determination for FY22 of 125,000 refugees. World Relief commends President…

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January 20, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, President Biden proposed an immigration bill that would provide an 8 year path to citizenship for millions in America without legal status, an expedited path to citizenship for Dreamers and others who have already been residing lawfully in the U.S. and proposes several other vital changes.…

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December 16, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Yesterday, Jenny Yang, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief and co-chair of the Advocacy Committee of Refugee Council USA (RCUSA)  testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, for a hearing “Supporting Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement through U.S. Refugee Policy.” Jenny spoke…

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December 11, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – The Trump administration announced Thursday that it has finalized a regulation that would make it increasingly difficult for individuals to claim asylum in the United States, the most recent in a number of rules of similar effect. As a Christian organization committed to honoring the dignity of…

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