A legal battle over executive orders limiting the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. is not deterring the Trump administration. The number of refugees arriving in the U.S. has dramatically declined since October, according to a new Pew study.
Dozens of detained asylum seekers and migrant workers at a Japanese immigration center are on a hunger strike to protest repeated and prolonged detentions. The rare protest action has called attention once again to Japan’s unusually strict immigration policies, despite being one of the world’s most generous aid donors.
President Donald Trump’s executive order delaying and cutting refugee resettlement is affecting refugee nonprofits. Aid group World Relief let go of at least 140 staffers this week. It is also closing five offices in the U.S. – all because of the Trump administration’s decision to significantly reduce the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. this year.