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January 17, 2024

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May 23, 2024

U.S. Senate renews push for immigration reform

The United States Senate is poised to vote on immigration legislation this Thursday in an effort to revive reforms previously negotiated by Democratic and Republican senators.

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April 9, 2024

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program finds new life in FY 2024

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is on track to resettle the most refugees in three decades, and potentially meet the Biden administration’s goal of resettling 125,000 refugees this year.

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April 8, 2024

A Global Refuge in Guatemala: new program serves repatriated youth

Global Refuge's “Camino a Casa” program provides educational, vocational, and mental health support to youth returned to Guatemala.

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March 26, 2024

Global Refuge Statement on Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

"We know our city is strong. We know we can and we will rebuild. And we also know the contributions of our immigrant brothers and sisters will continue to be essential in that effort."

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March 22, 2024

Congressional funding bill authorizes additional Special Immigrant Visas for eligible Afghans

Budget legislation to add 12,000 Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans allies, extends application deadline

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March 8, 2024

Federal court upholds CHNV humanitarian parole program

A Texas district court ruled today in favor of the Biden administration in Texas v. DHS regarding the Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela (CHNV) parole program.

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March 7, 2024

Global Refuge Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors

Global Refuge, the nation's largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated exclusively to serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the U.S., announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors

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March 7, 2024

Ahead of State of the Union, Global Refuge urges focus on immigration messaging

“This is an opportunity for President Biden to leverage his bully pulpit and champion the case for common-sense, bipartisan immigration reforms."

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February 28, 2024

DHS announces re-parole process for eligible Ukrainians

The re-parole process will enable certain Ukrainians to apply for parole to live and work legally in the U.S. for up to two years.

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