- Jan 25, 2020
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.
When Dilafruz “Dilia” Samadova was 21, she fled an arranged marriage in Tajikistan, a small country in Central Asia. Raised in a strict Muslim household, Samadova converted to Catholicism after emigrating to Ohio in 2011.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee pointed to his own faith when he rejected an offer by President Donald Trump’s administration to let states halt resettlement.
Tennessee won’t stop resettling refugees, Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday, rejecting the option offered to states by President Donald Trump’s administration.
A Guatemalan cardinal who advocates for migrants will visit Mississippi following immigration raids last summer that prompted 680 arrests.
Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, was among 18 people who packed the reception area of a federal facility in Cedar Rapids, keeping vigil as Alejandro Guzman checked in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.