Policy
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Asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/21/18, 10:29 am

The Trump administration announced a new policy on Thursday requiring people seeking asylum at the U.S. border to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed. The previous policy allowed people claiming asylum to be released in the United States after an initial screening. The Mexican government said foreigners will have temporary permission to remain in Mexico on humanitarian grounds and will be allowed to seek work authorization after getting a notice to appear in U.S. immigration court.

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Power of the purse

Religious Freedom | Will the U.S. use its economic weight to force respect for religious freedom?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/20/18, 01:07 pm

When Yazidi advocate Pari Ibrahim goes back to the Yazidi refugee camps in the Kurdistan region in Iraq, the people always ask, “What did the U.S. say? What will happen now?” Four years ago ISIS radicals began a genocidal campaign against the Yazidis, killing or kidnapping almost 10,000 people; now survivors languish in refugee camps on Kurdistan’s Mount Sinjar and in Syria and Turkey.

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Making immigration work

Immigration | Thankful for those who came before us while welcoming those who truly seek refuge
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/03/18, 10:46 am

Thanksgiving month: A time to celebrate pioneers who came to America, natives who were hospitable, and the sweet land of liberty that resulted.

The immigration debate rages hot, and here are three columns (from 1994, 2002, and 2008) from the WORLD Magazine vault that I wrote in relation to that debate. I don’t at all minimize the concerns many Americans have in regard to radical Islamists or MS-13 gangsters in our midst. I would like to suggest that our basic predisposition should be pro-immigration for historical, sociological, and theological reasons.

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