immigration

Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions

In Rare Bipartisan Outcry Against Migrant Family Separation, White Evangelicals Avoid Implicating Trump

June 24, 2018

Two months after the White House announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy for “illegal border crossings” on the Southwest Border, the Trump administration faced perhaps its most vociferous and bipartisan pushback yet. While the policy’s wording was vague, reports have indicated that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been charged with criminally detaining every person that arrives at the border—including asylum seekers, who have...

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New Executive Action from Trump Targets Refugees, Muslim Immigrants

January 27, 2017

This Wednesday, several major news outlets received a draft of an upcoming executive order instituting a temporary ban on all refugees and on immigrants from some Muslim nations.

Many perceive the order as an amended version of the “Muslim ban” U.S. President Donald Trump proposed in 2015. Because the executive order includes exceptions for individuals who are “a minority religion” in their homeland,...

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Post-Election, Churches Across Nation Declare Sanctuary Status

December 12, 2016

In the month since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, churches across the nation have joined an ecumenical movement to provide safe haven to immigrants.

The “sanctuary” movement is a wide-sweeping effort among universities, religious communities, and other sites that serve the public to provide refuge to those under threat of deportation. “Sanctuary” can take a variety of forms, from serving as a symbol of the congregation’s support of immigrants to offering physical shelter in cases of crisis.

Most churches adopting the “sanctuary” label will provide...

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"Brexit" Decision Highlights Britain's National Identity Crisis

"Brexit" Decision Highlights Britain's National Identity Crisis

June 28, 2016

In a rare referendum held Thursday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Shortened to “Brexit” as a signifier for “British exit,” the decision rested on a thin margin, with 17.4 million “leave” votes narrowly outpacing 16.1 million “remain” votes.

Britain’s decision to leave the EU is the beginning of a two-year-long negotiation process wherein the nation will determine the terms of its split from the 28-member union, which aids trade, immigration, and regional development for its member countries.

While the long-term effects of the split remain speculation as...

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