- Dec 10, 2019
A network of far-right groups seems eager to capitalize on next month’s events to gain new momentum.
President Donald Trump was addressing a conference for world leaders at the United Nations, but he was talking to his political base Monday as he breezed by a major climate change summit and focused instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with evangelical supporters who want to see him reelected next year.
Calling it “a backdoor asylum ban,” more than 250 faith leaders and organizations called for an end to the Trump administration’s policy to turn away asylum-seekers if they don’t first seek protection in countries along their way to the United States.
Delegates at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ annual assembly, meeting in Scottsdale, approved a letter to be sent to President Donald Trump asking that he stop using “divisive and polarizing rhetoric.”
The Trump administration announced Aug. 12 a plan to deny permanent legal immigration status for those who use public funds such as food stamps or public housing.
There’s a natural tendency for people everywhere to assume that when the pope speaks, he must be talking about them.