In the News / January 2017

New Leaked Executive Actions “Demoralizing” to Refugees and Immigrants

 

“In a call with reporters and members of the refugee resettlement community Thursday afternoon, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the order would “directly harm our security interests.” She continued to say that the order would be “one of the worst things that has happened in a very long time as far as United States values are concerned,” adding that there is “no question this order is biased against Muslims.”

Lavinia Limon, who heads the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, said that in decades of working on refugee issues, “we’ve seen a lot of nonsense come and go. We presume we will see this go at some point,” Limon added. “In the meantime, it’s demoralizing.”

About 32,000 refugees have already arrived since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1.

 

Read the full article at Voice of America  .

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