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World Relief Denounces State Department FY19 Refugee Cap

09/18/2018

Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a press conference the Administration’s refugee policy for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes a decision to lower the refugee ceiling to 30,000 people

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What Does the Bible REALLY Say About Immigration?

08/23/2018

Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang of World Relief just released supplemental curriculum to their new book Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.

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World Relief Joins Evangelical Immigration Table, Evangelical Leaders, Petitioning for Restored Refugee Cap

08/08/2018

Today, World Relief signed a letter penned by the leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table urging the Trump administration to restore the refugee ceiling to 75,000.

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World Relief Expresses Concern Over Reports, Urges White House Not to Abandon Refugees

08/02/2018

The U.S. is ready, willing and able to welcome 75,000 refugees. At this time of unprecedented refugee need, with over 25 million refugees, the U.S. should be leading and increasing, not reducing the number of refugees we welcome.

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America Loves Refugees, Celebrates World Refugee Day Nationwide

06/29/2018

World Relief shares stories, honors strength and courage of refugees

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World Relief Thankful for Court Decision to Reunite Separated Families

06/27/2018

Last night, a federal judge issued an injunction requiring the federal government to reunite immigrant children separated from their parents, mandating a specific timeline for reunification.

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World Relief Laments SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Travel Ban

06/26/2018

This morning, the Supreme Court announced a decision on the most recent version of President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from individuals from seven particular countries, five of which are Muslim-majority countries.

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World Relief: President’s Executive Order Does Not Solve Nation’s Family Separation Crisis

06/21/2018

World Relief calls upon the administration to quickly outline and enact a policy to reunite all children who currently remain separated from their parents and restrict the amount of time children are held, with or without their parents.

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Dear America: Here’s How You Can Help Refugees Rebuild Their Lives

05/31/2018

Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2018, World Relief is challenging Americans to help refugees in the U.S. rebuild their lives by launching a free digital platform created to help anyone, anywhere become an advocate for the refugees in their communities.

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As DACA Deadline Passes, World Relief Presses Congress to Pass Legislative Solution for Dreamers

03/09/2018

As the March 5th deadline by which thousands of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were to lose their temporary legal status in the United States has passed, World Relief urges Congress to take action to protect Dreamers on a permanent basis.

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World Relief Issues Statement on supporting Refugees and the Vulnerable Immigrants in Brazil.

03/07/2018

Our world is currently in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis in history. Of the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN estimates that 1.2 million are in critical need of resettlement in 2018 because they face extreme vulnerabilities or family reunification needs. 

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World Relief Issues Statement in Response to the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

02/21/2018

Billy Graham was often affectionately referred to as ‘America’s Pastor.’ He was admired by people of all faiths and none. For decades, he gladly gave spiritual counsel to presidents, regardless of ideology or party.

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