Karla* didn’t know where her 13-year-old daughter was for 25 days. When she was being separated from their kids, their 6-year-old girl didn’t want to let go. Holding back tears, she shared her traumatic journey with World Relief staff and volunteers. She did this while sitting in the AIDNW Welcome Center only a few feet outside the fence of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA where she had just been released.
By now you have probably heard of immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Given the complex environment, we have set up a national "Family Reunification Fund" which will give us flexibility to respond as the situation changes.
We are often asked by people we meet, "What can my family and I do to help refugees and immigrants who have fled here?"
Here are 3 simple things you can do right now:
Speak up with those who don't yet have the right to vote. Speak to those with the power to change policy and create action.
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June 26, 2018
World Relief Seattle Laments SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Travel Ban
Seattle, WA – This morning, the Supreme Court announced a decision on the most recent version of President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from individuals from seven particular countries, five of which are Muslim-majority countries. In a 5-4, decision, the court allows the travel restrictions for these particular countries to remain in effect.