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In the US, faith-based organisations are concerned about the immigration policy landscape

United States RNS While congressional Democrats are chiding Republican senators for walking away from a compromise immigration bill that restricts asylum, faith-based agencies that work with refugees and asylum-seekers expressed alarm in recent days about provisions of the bill and the turn that the conversation about immigration has taken. “You’re not going to solve anything […]

US faith-based refugee resettlement agencies denounce new asylum rule

A migrant gestures to Texas National Guards standing behind razor wire on the bank of the Rio Grande river, seen from Matamoros, Mexico, Thursday, on 11th May, 2023.

United StatesRNS Many US faith-based refugee agencies have long called for the end of the emergency health rule that allowed the government to quickly expel undocumented immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border. But now that the rule is expiring at 11:59pm on Thursday, 11th May, those same faith-based refugee agencies are denouncing the replacement rules announced […]

Biden raises refugee ceiling, and faith-based groups brace for rebuilding work

CAR Mbomou River displaced

Washington, USRNS Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating President Joe Biden’s decision to raise the number of refugees allowed into the US for the remainder of the federal fiscal year to 62,500, even as they acknowledge that they need to rebuild their capacity after years of cuts under the previous administration. The announcement from the […]