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A Resettlement Mission Upended by the Sweep of a President’s Pen

posted on February 6, 2017

The New York Times’ Dan Barry reports on the work of Church World Service, a nonprofit that uses government funding to resettle refugees in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Although a federal court stalled President Trump’s recent immigration this weekend, Church World Service employees worry that the president’s anti-immigration stance will slash their budget and the number of refugees they can assist. Barry writes that, according Sheila Mastropietro, the director of Church World Service, “Some programs would continue for now — employment, citizenship, counseling — but she could maintain only a skeletal staff for the program around which all others revolved: resettlement.”

Read at The New York Times