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World Relief Grieves TX Gov. Greg Abbott’s Halt on Refugee Resettlement in Texas in FY2020


Today, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas officially withheld his consent to resettle refugees in Texas in FY2020. Unlike previous years, the refugee ceiling for FY2020 was announced at the end of September paired with an executive order requiring both state and local authorities to consent to resettle refugees in their jurisdictions. 

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World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table Urge Governors in 15 States to Accept Refugees


Today, World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table coordinated and sent letters to 14 state governors, and to Arizona Governor Ducey this past Friday, to respond to the president’s executive order that requires state governors and local authorities to provide consent to resettling refugees.

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World Relief Remains Vigilant in Working with Communities to Eradicate HIV/AIDS


This World AIDS Day, World Relief urges sustained vigilance to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Even though HIV infection is preventable and effective treatment available, 5,000 new HIV infections still occur every day, and nearly 40 million people are infected, according to UNAIDS. Access to testing and maintaining treatment remain challenges, along with lingering stigma.

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World Relief Honors International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


World Relief rejects any violence against women, and remains committed to fighting this violence by honoring the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and giving equal opportunity to women through all its programming.

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World Relief Urges SCOTUS to Support Dreamers, Congressional Solution to DACA


As the Supreme Court opens oral arguments on three cases related to DACA, World Relief expresses support for the over 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients around the country and urges a congressional solution to create a legal pathway to citizenship.

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President Trump Signs FY 2020 Presidential Determination, World Relief Responds


Late Friday night, the president signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Presidential Determination, setting the cap for refugee arrivals at the lowest level in U.S. history – 18,000.

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World Relief Laments Zero Refugee Admissions in October 2019


World Relief, a leading faith-based relief and development organization, today mourns the fact that as of yesterday. the U.S. has resettled no refugees for a full month.

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World Relief to Implement Reconciliation, Stabilization and Resilience Trust Fund Project in South Sudan


World Relief was recently awarded a grant from the new Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) for South Sudan.

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World Relief Denounces Proposed FY2020 Refugee Cap of 18,000


Today, the Trump administration announced its intention to set a refugee ceiling of just 18,000 for FY 2020. World Relief strongly opposes this cut to the nation’s refugee resettlement program, which would mean slashing the number of refugees allowed to the U.S. beyond the historically low ceiling set for FY 2019.

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This International Day of Peace, World Relief Thanks the Men and Women Who Work to Make the World a More Peaceful Place


On this International Day of Peace, World Relief celebrates with the thousands of women and men it has partnered with to make the world a better, safer place.

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World Relief Receives $749,606 John Templeton Foundation Grant to Expand Families for Life Programming in Burundi


World Relief was recently awarded a voluntary family planning grant from the John Templeton Foundation for their work strengthening families and communities in Burundi.

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World Relief Opposes the Administration’s Decision to Depart from Flores Settlement


Today, the Administration announced it will move to formally replace the Flores Settlement Agreement that has shaped how U.S. officials treat migrant children and their families since 1997.

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