The refugee program suspension has been lifted with a federal judge ruling to block the second executive order on refugees. We are encouraged by this ruling and our ability to continue serving people fleeing unimaginable circumstances. Unfortunately, the ruling does not affect the stipulation that reduces the number of refugee arrivals from 110,000 to 50,000. We … Continue reading Standing for the Vulnerable Despite Cuts
Travel Ban, 120 days, 90 days, seven Muslim-majority countries, there are a lot of catch-phrases and facts floating around about The President’s executive orders on refugees. With Monday’s signing of the revised order, a new layer of complexity and confusion has arisen. We at World Relief Chicago want you to be informed and confident in … Continue reading The Executive Order and What it Means
This reflective essay was written by one of our ESL teachers at World Relief Chicago. We hope her words bless you as much as they bless us. World Relief Chicago has three levels of English classes. Our classes consist of immigrants from our neighborhood community and the refugees we resettle through our agency. As the … Continue reading Restoration in the ESL Classroom
If you've been following the news this week and wondering how you can stand with refugees in your community, here are three ways you can help: PRAY- Most refugees eligible for U.S. resettlement wait years until they are approved to come to the U.S. Please pray especially for the refugees who were next up in … Continue reading Three ways to stand with refugees
What is a refugee? A refugee is an individual living outside of his/her home country and who is unable to return to his/her home country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. What is the Refugee process in the … Continue reading What Is a Refugee?
Shobhana Kasturi ha colaborado como voluntaria con World Relief desde diciembre de 2014. Como abogada voluntaria, Shobhana ayuda en nuestro Departamento de Servicios Legales de Inmigración realizando la evaluación legal de casos y preparándolos conjuntamente con otros miembros del equipo, así como asistiendo con eventos de divulgación. Estas son algunas de las tantas tareas que … Continue reading La pasión de servicio de una voluntaria fue encendida nuevamente
Even though October is barely over yet, you’ve probably noticed that Christmas decorations are popping up in a variety of places. The fact that people are focusing on Christmas already, before Thanksgiving has been celebrated, elicits many different responses from people. As shoppers begin to gear up for the Christmas season, retailers everywhere are gearing … Continue reading A New Way To Celebrate the Holidays