The Supreme Court recently allowed parts of President Trump’s travel ban to temporarily go into effect, including the 120-day suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
While the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on this case in October, the suspension of the refugee resettlement program is expected to go into effect within 72 hours – with an exemption for individuals who can make a credible claim to a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the U.S.
The leadership team at Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) is working to understand the impacts this suspension will have on our organization and the refugees who are currently in the process of resettling in our community.
LSS has facilitated this type of refugee resettlement for more than 35 years, helping thousands of innocent families escape religious discrimination, persecution, violence and injustice.
We hope to continue our mission of providing new beginnings for these individuals and families as we believe it is the very foundation of our country’s commitment to freedom and justice for people seeking a democratic way of life.