- Nov 23, 2020
Weeks after the administration of President Donald Trump announced it was dropping to a historic low the cap on the maximum number of displaced people the U.S. decides to resettle in a federal fiscal year, President-elect Joe Biden said Nov. 12 he would be heading in a dramatically different direction.
With children dying in the English Channel, the UK’s leading Catholic refugee agency says the government is ramping up a policy “very likely to increase the risk of this happening again and again.”
A “shifting of mindset” is needed for those making the UK’s immigration rules, according to the English bishops’ point man for migration.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees and forcibly displaced people received support, education and training last year through Jesuit Refugee Service’s on-the-ground initiatives and programs, said its international director.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases stemming from President Donald Trump’s immigration policies related to financing border wall construction and the requirement that asylum-seekers remain in Mexico until their claims are processed.
A federal judge on Friday blocked the deportation of an Indonesian immigrant who was detained last month on the grounds of a Maryland church, a space considered a “sensitive location” in which immigration authorities generally avoid enforcement actions.