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World Relief Applauds Biden Administration’s Renewed Commitment to a Presidential Determination of 62,500 for Refugee Resettlement in FY2021


May 3, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, President Biden raised the refugee ceiling for FY2021 to 62,500, following through on an earlier commitment to restore U.S. leadership on…

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World Relief Applauds Progress in President Biden’s First 100 Days and Calls For Continued Action to Strengthen U.S. Humanitarian Leadership and Broader Support for Those Fleeing Persecution


April 29, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – As President Biden completes his first 100 days in office, World Relief commends his administration’s early actions around some of the most…

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World Relief Applauds Bipartisan Efforts to Bring Commonsense Solutions to the Immigration System


April 23, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Yesterday, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX) introduced the Bipartisan Border…

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World Relief Decries Biden Administration’s Failure to Follow Through on its Promise to Set Robust Presidential Determination for Refugee Resettlement in 2021


April 16, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Condemns Anti-Asian Violence


March 17, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Celebrates International Women’s Day and President Biden’s Recent Actions Combating Gender-Based Violence


March 8, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Responds to Attack on World Food Programme Convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo


February 22, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Rose to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19 to Assist At-Risk Communities in 2020


February 19, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Thanks Retiring Scott Arbeiter and Tim Breene for Leadership and Service, Announces Replacement Search


February 12, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Responds to Biden Administration’s Announcement on Refugee Resettlement


February 4, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Responds to Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Immigration Reform


January 20, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren 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…

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World Relief Testifies in the Senate on U.S. Refugee Policy and Hong Kong Residents


December 16, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren 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) …

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