Refugee Ban

Resettlement Plans Put on Hold After Reinstatement of Travel Ban

People from six Muslim majority countries with no strong ties to the U.S. will not be allowed to enter

FARGO, ND — The Supreme Court has reinstated part of President Trump’s travel ban. People from six Muslim majority countries with no strong ties to the U.S. will not be allowed to enter. Refugee resettlement has been a topic of conversation in the Fargo-Moorhead area for years. Local groups are speaking up after the president is calling the court’s decision…

LSS Responds to Bill that Could Lead to Refugee Ban in North Dakota

A bill being proposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives if passed would increase data gathered on refugees and would allow for a future ban on resettlement in the state

A bill being proposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives could give the state power to temporarily ban refugees. Refugee resettlement is generally under the jurisdiction of the federal government and Lutheran Social Services (LSS). LSS said they have concerns. The organizationĀ resettled 558 refugees in North Dakota last year. The number is determined by LSS and the federal government…