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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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June 18, 2024

Global Refuge Commends Executive Order Protecting Certain Immigrant Families

Washington, D.C. – The Biden administration announced today an executive order that will protect certain immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens without status currently living in the United States from being removed from the country.

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June 4, 2024

Biden administration announces additional asylum restrictions

The Biden administration announced today a proclamation to further restrict asylum eligibility at the southern border for people who cross between official U.S. ports of entry.

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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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