• Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

    • Sep 12, 2017

    In June, the Supreme Court said in a provisional ruling that Trump’s “travel ban” can be enforced pending arguments scheduled before the court in October. The justices also said the ban should not apply to visitors who have a “bona fide relationship” with organizations or people including those with close family ties or a job offer. Since June, there has been a debate about what constitutes “close ties.”

  • Catholic, Lutheran leaders lament refugee entry cap being reached

    Catholic, Lutheran leaders lament refugee entry cap being reached

    • Jul 17, 2017

    The cap on refugees of 50,000 that the Trump administration set has been reached, though with a new order by a federal judge in place more may arrive. This low number has been challenged by Catholic and Lutheran leaders who work to resettle immigrants and refugees and are deeply troubled by the administration’s efforts to ban people.

  • As the partial travel ban nears, agencies worry about refugees in limbo

    As the partial travel ban nears, agencies worry about refugees in limbo

    • Jul 5, 2017

    The Supreme Court announced June 26 it would temporarily allow the Trump administration’s plan to ban refugees from six majority-Muslim countries, unless those refugees had “bona fide” relationships with parties in the United States, meaning certain family members, employees or universities. In a statement, Jesuit Refugee Service USA said the administration, with its actions, was preventing the reunification of some families.