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

05/03/2021

May 3, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 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

04/29/2021

April 29, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 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

04/23/2021

April 23, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 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

04/16/2021

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…

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World Relief Condemns Anti-Asian Violence

03/17/2021

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…

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

03/08/2021

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…

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

02/22/2021

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…

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

02/19/2021

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…

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

02/12/2021

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…

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

02/04/2021

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…

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

01/20/2021

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…

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

12/16/2020

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) …

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