What Does the Executive Order Mean for Refugees?
Late yesterday (Friday), President Trump signed an executive order containing large-scale changes to the refugee program. First, if you are confused about what an executive order is, this CNN article may help you better understand the process.
What is in the executive order:
1) A four month pause in the refugee program: From our understanding, this means we will have no arrivals to the U.S. beginning as early as today through as late as the end of June. Refugees who were on ... Read more >
Show Your Support for Refugees
Today (Friday, January 27) President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order that will bring changes to the refugee program, including large-scale cuts to arrivals and changes to the list of countries from which the United States will accept refugees.
An executive order is different from a law, which is decided on by Congress. It is an act carried out unilaterally by the President. That does not mean, however, that we cannot do anything.
Even after this order is signed, it is critical that we ... Read more >