Resources and Information on Refugees

Information about President Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees

Vice President of Immigration and Refugee Services Wafa Abdin will serve on a panel discussion regarding the recent immigration policy changes with local immigration lawyers and experts on Sat., Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Arab American Cultural and Community Center. The event is open and free to the public.

How will President Trump’s Executive Order affect refugees in America?


How the U.S. refugee vetting and resettlement process really works (International Rescue Committee)

Executive Order (January 25, 2017): Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States (Spanish version)

Executive Order (January 25, 2017): Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements (Spanish version)

Executive Order (January 27, 2017): Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States (Spanish version)

USCCB Committee On Migration Chair Responds To Trump Administration Sanctuary City Executive Order

USCCB Committee On Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Executive Order Because It Harms Vulnerable Refugee And Immigrant Families

President And Vice President Of The U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops Stand In Defense Of All Faiths In Response To Executive Order On Refugees


Catholic Charities in the news:

Families taking advantage of temporary lifting of travel ban to come to Houston – Houston Chronicle

Houston Refugee Resettlement Groups Scramble to Welcome Families – The Urban Edge (The Kinder Institute for Urban Research)

Wave of fear strikes immigrant communities in Houston, across Texas – Houston Chronicle

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