- Dec 10, 2019
Prioritizing Christian refugees for settlement programs would be “a trap,” said Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic patriarch. “These discriminating choices,” he added, “create and feed tensions with our Muslim fellow citizens. Those who seek help do not need to be divided according to religious labels. And we do not want privileges.”
Catholic organizations and other faith groups rejoice after the Obama administration decided to end a type of national Muslim registry. The National Security Exit-Entry Registration System, known as NSEERS, is considered to undermine core American values.
Advocates for refugees and immigrants try to address the serious concerns about what the future holds after the Trump victory. Organizations and Catholic schools rally to aid and support refugee children who fear deportation and being separated from their families.