As a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration to dramatically reduce the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. throughout fiscal year 2017, World Relief has been forced to make the difficult decision to layoff 140+ staff members across its U.S. Ministry and close local offices in Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Glen Burnie, Maryland.
World Relief expresses dismay at the Trump Administration’s decision to place a 120 day moratorium on the Refugee Admissions Program, and to indefinitely exclude refugees from many of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
World Relief Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, Jenny Yang, releases the following statement commending the reintroduction of the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) co-sponsored by Reps. Smith and Eshoo:
On December 9th, a bipartisan bill, the BRIDGE Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate, the BRIDGE Act, which would sustain the temporary relief from deportation offered to particular young people through the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
World Relief has worked for decades with the evangelical community to welcome refugees as an expression of our faith. We look forward to working with the incoming administration to express that broad church support for diverse refugees coming into our country, as well as the robust public private partnership that is the cornerstone of the US refugee resettlement program. We also look forward to helping all Americans understand the actual facts amid some popular misinformation, because the United States should be justifiably proud of its long history of bipartisan leadership, compassion, and robust processes when it comes to the refugee resettlement program.