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World Relief Responds to Revised Trump Executive Order


World Relief expresses ongoing concern at the Trump Administration’s decision to maintain a 120-day moratorium on the Refugee Admissions Program, excluding refugees from many of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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World Relief to Highlight the Strength of Women in 2017


Global humanitarian relief and development organization, World Relief, is starting 2017 with a focus on empowering women and elevating their invaluable contribution in transforming families, communities, and cultures around the world.

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World Relief Echoes Concerns of Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Pertaining Anxieties Within Immigrant Communities


World Relief stands with Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), and also a former World Relief board member. Amid increased anxieties among immigrant communities in the U.S., Rev. Rodriguez recently issued this statement.

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World Relief Announces the Layoff of 140+ Staff and Closure of Five Local Offices Due to the Trump Administration’s Reduction in Refugee Resettlements in the U.S.


As a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration to dramatically reduce the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. throughout fiscal year 2017, World Relief has been forced to make the difficult decision to layoff 140+ staff members across its U.S. Ministry and close local offices in Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Glen Burnie, Maryland.

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World Relief President Reacts to 9th Circuit Ruling


We are heartened by this ruling as it keeps open a lifeline for so many refugees already feeling traumatized and unwelcome. So many families, already separated for long periods by terror, war and persecution can now continue the process of being reunited.

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Evangelical Leaders from All 50 States Urge President Trump to Reconsider Reduction in Refugee Resettlement


As Refugee-Related Executive Order Makes Its Way Through the Courts, Top Evangelicals Speak Up via Full-Page Ad in Today’s Washington Post

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We are Pro-refugee and Pro-security


We have recently been both praised and criticized for taking a public stand regarding the executive order on immigrants and refugees. Our critics have quite reasonably asked us why we would take a policy stand on this issue. Following is our view on how we use our voice on behalf of those we serve.

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World Relief Calls for a Swift End to Refugee Ban


World Relief expresses dismay at the Trump Administration’s decision to place a 120 day moratorium on the Refugee Admissions Program, and to indefinitely exclude refugees from many of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Jenny Yang Statement on Smith-Eshoo Bill to Help Genocide Survivors


World Relief Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, Jenny Yang, releases the following statement commending the reintroduction of the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) co-sponsored by Reps. Smith and Eshoo:

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World Relief Statement on BRIDGE Act


On December 9th, a bipartisan bill, the BRIDGE Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate, the BRIDGE Act, which would sustain the temporary relief from deportation offered to particular young people through the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

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World Relief’s Ongoing Support and Commitment to Refugees and Immigrants


World Relief has worked for decades with the evangelical community to welcome refugees as an expression of our faith. We look forward to working with the incoming administration to express that broad church support for diverse refugees coming into our country, as well as the robust public private partnership that is the cornerstone of the US refugee resettlement program. We also look forward to helping all Americans understand the actual facts amid some popular misinformation, because the United States should be justifiably proud of its long history of bipartisan leadership, compassion, and robust processes when it comes to the refugee resettlement program.

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World Relief Statement on the Incident at Ohio State University


Our hearts and our prayers go out to the families of the victims and as well as the faculty, staff and student body of Ohio State University.

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