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World Relief President Reacts to 9th Circuit Ruling

February 9, 2017


Baltimore, MD
World Relief President Scott Arbeiter releases the following statement in response to today’s 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. It is important to note however that this ruling does not address one of the most dramatic impacts of the Executive Order, the reduction of the number of refugees to be admitted from 110,000 to 50,000. Despite the positive impact of the temporary restraining order, this reduction means that many fewer refugees will be resettled at a time when the number of displaced people is higher than at any time in history.”

Scott Arbeiter
President of World Relief


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