Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is "cautiously hopeful" resettlement will return to the numbers that had been planned for 2017.
Immigration to the United States
Federal judges may find the President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last.
But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which Trump signed privately March 6.
"Make no mistake, this is the Muslim ban that President Trump and his aides have been promising," Farhana Khera, president of Muslim Advocates, said in a statement. "The administration is just rearranging the chairs at the same table."
Catholic Charities of Tennessee executive director Pam Russo delivered the "devastating news" to 13 employees in the agency's Refugee Resettlement office Feb. 23 that they no longer had jobs.
"We had to close tremendous budget gaps and we didn't see another way to do it," Russo said. "We really looked at every possible way of maintaining our current staff level and we could not make it work."
Department of Homeland Security releases two new memos on immigration: White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the guidelines include hiring more border agents, construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hiring more personnel to "repatriate illegal immigrants swiftly."
NCR Today: What can we do? We can hold a prayer vigil and press conference.
The mother who made headlines as possibly the first unauthorized immigrant to be deported from the United States under President Donald Trump's immigration orders was being sheltered overnight by the Kino Border Institute in Nogales, Mexico, Feb. 9.
We say: President Donald Trump is forcing us to consider ourselves in ways and at levels unprecedented in modern U.S. politics.
Faith and Justice: Expanding the expedited removal process will cause serious problems for asylum seekers because the current process is a failure even before it is expanded.
NCR Today: A joint letter to Trump and congressional leaders voiced concern for "the refugee, the mother at risk, the unborn child" and others, as well as climate change.
Faith and Justice: The United States has an obligation to identify and protect bona fide refugees and asylum seekers, but too often this does not happen.