Evangelical Experts Oppose Trump’s Plan to Ban Refugees

Christianity Today‘s Kate Shellnut reports that major Christian ministries are pushing back against President Trump’s draft order to restrict refugee resettlement. “‘Our concern is that this action really does further traumatize a group of people that have already borne so much tragedy,’ said Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief, one of nine agencies that partner with the federal government to resettle refugees.” Shellnut writes, “The United States had been on track to meet the Obama administration’s goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017—the highest goal since 1995, the Pew Research Center reported. Trump’s administration is expected to halve that goal to 50,000.”


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