August Newsletter

August 2018 News Program Update Immigration Legal Services (ILS) program is on pace to assist 1,300 beneficiaries by September 30 Somali Adult Literacy Training (SALT) Since January 1, the program has conducted trainings and mobilized more than 70 new volunteers in locations such as Willmar, St. Cloud, East

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Welcoming the Stranger; a Biblical Perspective on Immigration

On August 2nd, Arrive Ministries hosted a seminar called “Welcoming the Stranger.” More than 350 people heard a message of compassion and justice for immigrants and refugees shared by Matthew Soerens, co-author of “Welcoming the Stranger.”  Who is my neighbor? When Jesus was asked “Who are my neighbors?” Jesus

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Refugee Crisis Update – August 2018

Refugee Crisis Update August 2018 Refugees and U.S. Policy: Tens of thousands of refugees continue to be impacted by current U.S. resettlement policies. We believe we can have safety and compassion: The White House lowered the number of refugees who can come to the U.S. to a

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Why we defend — and still foster — the American dream

Why we defend — and still foster — the American dream As refugee resettlement policies shift under the current administration, our agencies remain committed to preparing the way for deserving new Minnesotans.  In 1931, businessman and historian James Truslow Adams published a book called “The Epic of

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Immigration: Separated Families

“Over the weekend, we have seen multiple headlines around migrant children being lost, and in some cases, handed over to traffickers, by the US Government. While some of the facts shared are technically true, there are a number of complexities and nuances that must be considered to

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Refugee – DACA – TPS Update June/July 2018

Refugee – DACA – TPS Update for June/July 2018 Refugees and U.S. Policy Tens of thousands of refugees continue to be impacted by current U.S. resettlement policies. We believe we can uphold both safety and compassion: The White House lowered the number of refugees who can come

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May RLM Newsletter

Refugee Garden launched in St. Cloud “Today was a beautiful picture of answered prayers. One week ago today, this field was grass. Today 18 families planted seeds in 22 plots! The blood, sweat, tears & generosity of many made this all possible. I’m so grateful to be

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DACA – Who are Dreamers?

What is DACA?  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, temporarily shielded certain child immigrants (often called Dreamers) from deportation and made them eligible for work permits. It was considered a temporary measure until Congress addressed immigration reform. Who is eligible for DACA? 

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Refugee Crisis Update May 2018

Refugee Crisis Update May 2018 Refugees and U.S. Policy: Tens of thousands of refugees continue to be impacted by current U.S. resettlement policies: The White House lowered the number of refugees who can come to the U.S. to a record low of 45,000 (from 110,000). Actual resettlement numbers

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May Newsletter

May Newsletter  Thank you for your generous support of Arrive Ministries and our outreach to refugees and asylum seekers in Minnesota. Hundreds each month are receiving help from our staff and wonderful volunteers in programs such as Somali Adult Literacy Training (SALT), Immigration Legal Services (ILS); Church

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