World Relief Responds to President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency at the Border

World Relief Responds to President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency at the Border

Today, President Trump declared the situation at the border a national emergency, invoking presidential emergency powers to increase border security. While appreciative of his commitment to securing the border, World Relief urges the President to pursue broad-based immigration reform in partnership with Congress.

World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Urges Comprehensive Immigration Reform

World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Urges Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Today, President Trump addressed the nation in an annual address to a joint session of Congress. Heartened by his commitment to “the security, safety and financial well-being of Americans” World Relief agrees that legal immigrants “enrich our nation and strengthen our society.”

World Relief Decries President Trump’s Designation of 30,000 Refugee Cap

World Relief Decries President Trump’s Designation of 30,000 Refugee Cap

Today, the President confirmed the decision to lower the United States’ refugee ceiling to 30,000 people for FY19. World Relief, which believes the United States has the ability to welcome at least 75,000 refugees, grieves the impact this reduction will have on some of the world’s most vulnerable people.