Refugee Groups Fight Trump’s Travel Ban—And for Their Own Survival

Religion News Service’s Jack Jenkins and Emily McFarlan Miller report, “Refugee aid groups have conducted massive layoffs and office closures ever since the Trump administration began issuing various versions of a travel ban, sometimes called a ‘Muslim ban.’” Refugee resettlement in the United States relies heavily on faith-based nonprofits. The Trump administration slashed the refugee admittance ceiling from 110,000 under the Obama administration to 45,000. The drop in arriving refugees has forced faith-based organizations to close more 20 local offices in the coming year, leaving resettled refugees cut off from long-term assistance.

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