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.
Here are four ways you can help refugees:
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.
With a decision looming on how many refugees to admit into the country, and rumors swirling that the number could drop dramatically from this year’s historic low, people of faith are coming together to ask the Trump administration to instead allow tens of thousands more to enter the United States.
A United Nations official reports that more than 30,000 people have left their homes in the wake of the latest round of air and ground attacks by the Syrian government. President Bashar al-Assad’s regime began the assault to recover Idlib and surrounding areas in northwest Syria, the only areas that remain under rebel control.
June 20, 2018 was World Refugee Day, an annual observance created by the United Nations to “commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.” Here is what you should know about refugee and asylum policy in the United States, especially in light of the recent immigration crisis and President Trump's signing of a new executive order that seeks to keep immigrant families together.
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