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Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

Are We Becoming a Nation of Closed Doors?

Last month, World Relief published a report in collaboration with Open Doors USA. This report explores how persecuted Christians and the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum process have been impacted by recent changes in immigration policy. The report found that since 2015, the number of persecuted Christians resettled in the U.S. has dropped by nearly…

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Both Can Be True

Several months ago, a counselor said something that has stuck with me. She told me, “Both can be true.” I have held onto these words in the past few months as a tangible way to remind myself of the tension and the reality in our day-to-day world. For the past couple years, my husband and…

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COVID and the Issues: U.S. Programs

World Relief currently operates local offices in 18 cities across the United States. Our teams are committed to helping new immigrants thrive by providing vital services and building communities of love and welcome. In addition to case management, our U.S. offices offer English language classes, job training and placement programs, legal services, youth mentoring, mental…

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I am a Dreamer

I vividly remember June 15, 2012. It was my little sister’s graduation from the University of California, Irvine, and we were getting ready for her big day. The TV was on in the background, playing either Telemundo or Univision. I can’t quite remember which. When the president came on the TV, we all stopped what…

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Five Ways You Can Stand With Dreamers

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that – for the moment, at least – keeps Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) alive. While the decision was consistent with what World Relief has advocated for many years, I confess that to me, it came as a very happy surprise. I had been dreading…

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DACA and Dream Act 101

Photo by EPA-EFE/ALBA VIGARAY On June 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — at least for now. This is an answered prayer for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.  For those who may not fully understand DACA…

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Love Disrupts: Rodney’s Story

“We are enamored with a gospel that comforts us, but we are rarely drawn to a gospel that disrupts us.”– Eugene Cho, Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk Rodney is a husband and a father. He goes to church and home-schools his kids. He loves God and loves others, but when it came to immigration,…

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A Spirit of Welcome: Volunteering at the Northwest Detention Center RV

Earlier this year, before COVID-19 transformed the ways in which we work and travel, I had the privilege of visiting World Relief’s office in Seattle. The energy in the Seattle office is incredible. English classes, job coaching, meetings with newly arrived families, immigration legal services — the list goes on. One of the most meaningful…

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Friendly Soil

243 years ago, a vision for America was penned in our founding documents, couched in the truth that all are created equal and deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Made for Change: A Meditation Series

2020 has been a year of incredible change.
What if we discovered that we didn’t just have to survive change, we could thrive in it; that we could lean in, look forward and reimagine the future together. What if we were made for change?

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