Posts Tagged: refugees

IOM, UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees due to COVID-19

On March 17th, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced a temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees to their resettlement destinations.  As a reminder that there are still things we can do to learn, act, and welcome refugees already here, Church World Service has created… Read more »

Executive Order 13888 Puts Refugee Resettlement at Stake

By Susan Krehbiel, PDA Associate for Refugees and Asylum   Late yesterday the US Federal District Court put a stop to the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to dismantle the US refugee program by issuing a temporary injunction against Executive Order 13888 (EO 13888). This injunction bars dissenting state and local governments from preventing resettlement in… Read more »

National Call-in Day on March 27th: Speak Out for Refugees Caught in Limbo

It is hard to imagine that globally 68 million people— 25 million refugees—have been forced from their homes. Faced with the largest humanitarian displacement in modern times, the U.S. Government has set the lowest resettlement target since the passage of the 1980 Refugee Act for fiscal year 2019. And yet, of this lowest goal of… Read more »