Immediate Implications of the New Executive Order

On March 6, 2017 President Trump released a new Executive Order, effective on March 16, 2017, addressing refugee resettlement in the United States, revoking and replacing the controversial Executive Order 13769 that was released in January. The new order has significant similarities to and differences from the original order. It is important to be aware … More Immediate Implications of the New Executive Order

Fostering Hope: How LSS/NCA Brings Families Together

Author: Kristina DeVesty, Guest Blogger According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on any given day there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care. The phrase “foster care” often comes loaded with negative connotations, myths, and stereotypes. Those of us outside the system may struggle to understand it, or how to best … More Fostering Hope: How LSS/NCA Brings Families Together

Policy Implications of the Presidential Executive Order Concerning Refugees

Source: LIRS      Editor: Tania Cohen President Trump’s executive order addressing United States refugee resettlement and immigration policy has created significant confusion for refugees, other visa applicants/holders, and resettlement agencies. The information below will help you understand the direct policy implications of the executive order. Please note that this information is not legal advice … More Policy Implications of the Presidential Executive Order Concerning Refugees

Refugee Resources in the Washington DC Metro Area

Author: Kristina DeVesty, Guest Blogger When a refugee family arrives in the United States, they are often fleeing violence, unrest, and persecution.  For centuries, America has been a safe haven for those in need. However, the safety of a place comes with the uncertainty of a new country and a new culture. Where will they … More Refugee Resources in the Washington DC Metro Area

Sudanese Man Falls to His Knees in Middle of Texas Airport to Praise God After Emotional Reunion With Family

A reminder of true gratitude this Thanksgiving! “The story began back in 2012 when a Sudanese woman showed up in Forth Worth, Texas, pregnant and with her two small children. Her husband couldn’t make the trip, unable to leave the refugee camp because the couple had lost their marriage papers while fleeing war. They had … More Sudanese Man Falls to His Knees in Middle of Texas Airport to Praise God After Emotional Reunion With Family