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Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee resettlement

Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee resettlement

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject resettling refugees in their jurisdictions.

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Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor’s plan to reject new refugees

Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor’s plan to reject new refugees

| Carol Zimmermann | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Texas Catholic leaders were quick to take a stand against a Jan. 10 announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that the state would no longer resettle refugees.

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Catholic, Lutheran bishops in Minnesota issue open letter backing refugee resettlement

Catholic, Lutheran bishops in Minnesota issue open letter backing refugee resettlement

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the Trump administration orders state and local governments to declare whether they will authorize refugee resettlement in their area, the Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Minnesota urged support and prayers for those seeking shelter and protection.

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Religious leaders urge U.S. to keep refugee resettlement program

Religious leaders urge U.S. to keep refugee resettlement program

| August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Several women’s religious orders, individual women religious and Catholic organizations such as Pax Christi and Jesuit Refugee Service were among more than 500 religious leaders and groups who signed an Aug. 23 letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration not to go through with plans to possibly end the country’s refugee resettlement program.

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