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World Relief Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order 

06/07/2024

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that has drastic implications for people seeking asylum at the United States-Mexico border. 

The executive action restricts entrance into the U.S. between ports of entry to asylum-seekers, once a 7-consecutive-calendar-day average of 2,500 encounters or more has been reached. This effectively means that asylum-seekers would be currently unable to enter because daily crossings are currently higher than the listed figure in the executive order.

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World Relief Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order 

06/05/2024

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that has drastic implications for people seeking asylum at the United States-Mexico border. 

The executive action restricts entrance into the U.S. between ports of entry to asylum-seekers, once a 7-consecutive-calendar-day average of 2,500 encounters or more has been reached. This effectively means that asylum-seekers would be currently unable to enter because daily crossings are currently higher than the listed figure in the executive order.

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World Relief Celebrates its 80th Anniversary; a Story of God at Work Through His Church

03/28/2024

This Easter holiday, World Relief celebrates its 80th anniversary, marking decades of partnering with local churches and communities to address some of the world’s greatest crises. From a small church movement in 1944, World Relief has grown to be a global network that has operated across 100 countries over its organizational history. 

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New Lifeway Research Polling Shows Increased Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform Ahead of Election Season

03/13/2024

Today (Feb. 28, 2024), the Evangelical Immigration Table hosted a virtual press conference on polling released today by Lifeway Research highlighting growing support for immigration reform among evangelicals, 77% of whom want Congress to act this year. A recording of the call is available here. 

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New Lifeway Research Polling Shows Increased Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform Ahead of Election Season

02/28/2024

Today (Feb. 28, 2024), the Evangelical Immigration Table hosted a virtual press conference on polling released today by Lifeway Research highlighting growing support for immigration reform among evangelicals, 77% of whom want Congress to act this year. A recording of the call is available here. 

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World Relief Responds to Bipartisan Senate Border and Asylum Reform Proposal

02/05/2024

Late Sunday afternoon, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators released a supplemental funding bill that includes significant funding and policy reforms intended to address an unsustainable situation along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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World Relief Triad Announces New Director

01/24/2024

January 24th , 2024  CONTACT: World Relief Triad Triad@wr.org 336-887-9007  HIGH POINT, N.C. — Today, Kyle Herrington was announced as the new Site Director of World Relief Triad. Kyle established his career at…

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Evangelical Leaders in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina & Across the US to Presidential Candidates: Consider a Biblical Perspective on Immigration

01/11/2024

Today, evangelical pastors and leaders from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina joined a virtual press call convened by the Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief, urging presidential candidates – of all parties – to commit to be guided by biblical principles as they approach the topic of immigration.

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Open Doors US & World Relief Warn Proposed Changes to U.S. Asylum Laws Could Imperil Persecuted Christians

12/15/2023

Today, World Relief and Open Doors US published the 2023 “Closed Doors” report detailing the current state of religious persecution around the world and its connection to U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum policies. Read more here.

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World Relief Expands and Rebrands Wisconsin Locations in Response to Growing Displacement Crisis

10/20/2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: wr@pinkston.co Appleton, WI (October 20, 2023) — World Relief announces a rebrand for its office locations in Appleton and Oshkosh to World Relief Wisconsin. With an…

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World Relief & Open Doors US Release New Report on the Rise of Persecuted Christians & Global Displacement Around the World

09/21/2023

Today, World Relief and Open Doors US published the 2023 “Closed Doors” report detailing the current state of religious persecution around the world and its connection to U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum policies. Read more here.

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African Church Leaders Appeal for PEPFAR Reauthorization

09/15/2023

More than 350 African church leaders have appealed to Congress for the swift reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has saved more than 25million lives…

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