Following an executive order from President Biden that temporarily stops the deportation of undocumented immigrants, Jose Chicas is planning to return to his wife and children. Chicas has been living at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina for over three years.
As more and more people are forced to flee religious persecution around the world, the United States will need to admit more refugees. This is especially true of those fleeing persecution in China and Iran, where our ability to resolve crisis points on the ground is limited. This can be done without compromising our commitment to vet the situations and stories of those seeking refuge. Already, refugees are far more strictly vetted than others seeking to enter the United States.