Just weeks into President Trump’s first term, David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network asked the businessman-turned-politician whether he would make the plight of Christians facing religious persecution abroad a priority of his administration.
The Trump Administration has been a stalwart defender of Americans’ religious liberty. From repealing the HHS mandate, to protecting religious rights in the workplace, and especially the appointment of justices and judges who respect the first amendment, the “more” that was promised by the President after that initial executive order has been delivered.
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) by the end of 2017 there were 25.4 million refugees around the world. Two-thirds of the world’s refugees are coming from the war and crime riddle countries of Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia. The UNHCR reports that 1 in every 110 people globally is a forcibly displaced person. As millions of people wait to be resettled – some waiting for more than 2 years – conditions in refugee camps are dissolving.
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The Trump administration recently proposed 15,000 person reduction to the refugee admittance cap for the 2019 fiscal year. Christian leaders across the country have condemned this proposal including Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore.