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Trump order forces refugee resettlement group to lay off 140 staff

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.

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Trump’s proposal to loosen speech for churches will harm nonprofits, say leaders

President Donald Trump stated that he would ‘totally destroy’ the Johnson Amendment. It may seem like the law is narrowly focused on restricting what religious groups can say or do if they want to remain tax-exempt. However, the Johnson Amendment broadly covers all nonprofits. Repealing it would allow not only religious leaders to speak freely about politics, but free up nonprofit groups currently bound by nonpartisanship.

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How aid groups are responding to Trump’s refugee ban

The Trump administration’s executive order on refugees was met with immediate backlash from the humanitarian community. Aid groups that provide direct support to refugees around the world condemned the act that bars entry to Syrian refugees, places all refugee resettlement on hold for 120 days and temporarily bans people from seven countries. Some are issuing statements and others are providing information on how their supporters can take action against the order.