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"lutheran immigration refugee service" Discussed on WTOP
"You this morning knew this hour and updating a story we've been reporting on this morning involving the sexual assault of a 13 year old police have now made an arrest. Prince William county police say 35 year old cinder linares Rivera of manassas, now faces a number of charges, police have said the girl was riding her bike yesterday morning near holy road and Prince William Parkway and woodbridge, and a pickup driver assaulted her at a parking lot after she accepted a ride from him. Officers had been looking for a maroon and tan Ford, pick up with a plow on the front and a spreader device in the back bed. A new wave of Russian missile attacks hit infrastructure sites in Ukraine this morning, explosions reported in the capital of Kyiv and at least two other cities on Skype double Ethiopia national security correspondent JJ green tells us it's part of a painful cycle in Ukraine. Recently, we were told 30 to 40% of the country was out of power because the infrastructure had been destroyed. Ukrainian engineers are working feverishly every day to repair the damage these missiles do. And they get done what they can do, get things back in service, but then a few days later, like a day, it all happens again. Reports say that the entire city of harkey is currently without power and emergency shutdowns have been put in place across the country. The Senate has approved a short term spending bill to avert a government shutdown. WTO's Mitchell Miller has more from Capitol Hill Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says the weeklong continuing resolution will give lawmakers time to move on to the yearlong omnibus next week. And omnibus is the most balanced approach because it would contain priorities, both sides want to see. But Utah Republican Mike Lee says the time crunch gives lawmakers too little time to actually read legislation that will total thousands of pages. We should at least allow our colleagues to do that with clear heads and not through this extortive threat. Congress now has until December 23rd to complete work on the broader legislation, which is expected to be close to $1.7 trillion. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTO. Meantime, the Senate also passed a major defense bill that provides military personnel with a 4.6% pay raise. It also increases spending for defense programs to account for inflation and to boost the nation's military competitiveness with China and Russia. The measure rescinds the COVID vaccine mandate for the members of the military as well. The bill received broad bipartisan support in the house last week. It now goes to President Biden to be signed into law. Waves of migrants have been crossing the southern border in recent days just ahead of the end of a COVID era immigration policy and organizations here are expecting some of the migrants to land in this area. We are getting a sense that what we're seeing now is going to significantly expand in the coming days. That's president of Lutheran immigration refugee service Krish wigner Raja. She says there's been an uptick in migrants arriving in the DMV after a surge at the southern border. And now they're getting ready to provide food clothes and shelter for them as more are expected. Our focus is on mobilizing volunteers and resources to meet their immediate needs. These are by and large families coming with only what they can carry. The surge comes just days before the expected December 21st expiration of a public health emergency order called title 42 that's been used to expel asylum seeking migrants since the beginning of the pandemic after a federal judge blocked its use last month. Stetson Miller WTU P news. Meantime, a federal judge is temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending the Trump era policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in the U.S. immigration courts, the judge stayed the termination until legal challenges by Texas and Missouri are settled. It's 9 36. How a busy baker beat back foot pain. Meets anja, brownies, cupcakes, cookies. I love to bake. There have been times when
"lutheran immigration refugee service" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm strong team fours mikes Jennifer. Right now, we've got 39 inch chantilly, pen quarter is at 42°, and it's also 42° in Colombia. It's 5 41 now, waves of migrants have been seen crossing the southern border in recent days just ahead of the end of a COVID era immigration policy. And some here are preparing for their arrival here in this area. We are getting a sense that what we're seeing now is going to significantly expand in the coming days. That's president of Lutheran immigration refugee service Krish wigner Raja. She says there's been an uptick in migrants arriving in the DMV after a surge at the southern border. And now they're getting ready to provide food clothes and shelter for them as more are expected. Our focus is on mobilizing volunteers and resources to meet their immediate needs. These are by and large families coming with only what they can carry. The surge comes just days before the expected December 21st expiration of a public health emergency order called title 42 that's been used to expel asylum seeking migrants since the beginning of the pandemic after a federal judge blocked its use last month. Sets a Miller WTO P news. And in fact, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending that Trump era policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in the U.S.. A judge in Texas stayed the termination until legal challenges by Texas and Missouri are settled, but didn't order the policy reinstated, the impact on that program isn't quite clear. It could prove to be a temporary setback for the Biden administration, which may appeal. Healthcare workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs are a step closer to getting full collective bargaining rights as we hear from federal news networks, jury heckman. The House passed the VA employee fairness act which now heads to the Senate. It would provide full collective bargaining rights to a 100,000 VA doctors, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, and chiropractors, with those expanded collective bargaining rights, these employees could negotiate with management on workplace practices that affect patient safety and care, working conditions, and pay, how is VA committee chairman marked Kano says the bill is a necessary tool to help the agency ramp up hiring over the coming years. Without these protections, VA will continue to struggle to recruit and retain the best and
"lutheran immigration refugee service" Discussed on Up First
"Now. Hundreds of miles from new york city. Louisiana is also assessing damage from hurricane. Ida that's where the category four hurricane made landfall and were president biden traveled yesterday. His trip came as the administration faces. A number of significant challenges from the afghanistan withdrawal to another cova church and pairs white house correspondent franko or donas joins us franko. Thanks so much for being with us and please begin by telling us about the president's visit yesterday well. The president met with local leaders. Took a tour of some of the harder hit areas. He walked the streets met with residents and gave some hugs to families who are hurting and he said it's time not just to make repairs but to make things stronger. We got not just bill back to what it was with the same old polls up. We got a bill back better. We got a bill back more resilient and we gotta make sure we do the same thing across the board you know this of course has echoes to what he says about his economic plans but bind tried to emphasize a republican support. As well and said this was not about politics but helping people wanna turn to afghanistan now because of course he win the. Us troops are out of the country. There are still thousands of afghans. Who helped the us over the course of the twenty year war. Who now need to be resettled. How's the biden administration approaching this. It's a big challenge. Refugee groups have been told to be ready for about fifty thousand vulnerable afghans. I spoke with chris. Kamara ignorant asia president of the lutheran immigration refugee services. She said right now. Groups like hers have more questions than answers. Evacuation of afghan refugees was chaotic. But there were settlement doesn't have to be. We be to see white house. Level oversight of an effective and efficient whole of government response. President biden is bringing in more help. He tapped former delaware governor. Jack markle to be. The white house poured person to coordinate all the work. When the obama administration worked to resettle syrian refugees. In two thousand fifteen. They ran into opposition. This is it's a touchy subject for many americans. Isn't it yeah that's right. There are some republicans who oppose resettling refugees warning. They could be dangerous. The white house has really pushed back citing robust screening process on us military bases and sometimes in third party countries beforehand and homeland security secretary alejandro. Mario orcas said yesterday that the united states has a moral imperative to protect those afghans. Who helped the united states during the two decades of war. Franco i don't want to reduce Compelling human situations just politics but there are political implications for the biden administration in this tough period. To aren't there there really are and it has been tough. Few weeks hurricane a chaotic withdrawal. In which one hundred and seventy afghans and thirteen. Us service members were killed. But also scott the resurgence of the pandemic that delta verion is ripping through parts of the country where vaccination rates are lower and bind. Had some tough job numbers which the president blamed on this spreading variant a new. Npr pbs mayor's poll shows. His approval ratings are down to just about forty. Three percent biden. Ran for office. Promising to be a steady hand on the world stage and bringing the country back physically and economically from the pandemic. He will talk this week about his next steps to deal with the delta variant and he really also wants to talk about his domestic agenda. You know the big spending package. He wants congress to pass which has been overshadowed during this really. Tough time here. White house correspondent franko.
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"lutheran immigration refugee service" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"That just kind of depends on a number of factors of. They're not into us or in guam or anywhere. Leaking avail themselves of us law. Then it's going to depend on whether they have an ability to immigrate to the united states through regular channels right family. Petitions employment visas worked. Petitions things like that That process will take however long it takes. It's like i said it's incredibly backlog. Right now The backlogs are only growing as the pandemic continues to voice the closures of both the border and and the consulates abroad and such and then for those who are in the us they may have those options available to them. They may be able to apply for asylum. They may you know. It's possible that the administration could make a decision to sorta fast track asylum applications if they chose but the the asylum process right now is in a bit of a state of flux but generally speaking. I'd say it takes about for the time you file a petition to the application. I'm sorry to interview and having a decision is usually i'd say within six or it was pre- pan-demic now it's sort of all been blown apart But then if you're not granted asylum office then you go to have a hearing. In front of an immigration. Judge immigration process can take years but that presupposes that. You're already in the united states. Avai complicated answer. go absolutely but i think The complication the level of challenge. That are yet to come are important for people to know about this process. Suzanne come to you for what is another important part of this process and that is for those who do get to the point where they could to resettle the united states with that. Looks like you know. I think those of us who grew up near refugee communities. I grew up in northern virginia. Where there's a very large vietnamese refugee community among other reggie communities and yeah lots of classmates and friends whose family came from that experience. It's a really unique experience. And it's implemented by the federal government in coordination with a number of agencies including your day job as you describe it. lutheran immigration us Settlement services fees may tell us about that process. Would it's gonna look like and what the resettlement end of. This is going to look like for of african population that is able to get that far. Thanks for asking that. Because i always loved that story. Yeah and for what it's worth. It's lutheran immigration refugee service. But no i always. I'm always like you're you're in. The vicinity is great. Lutherans refugees resettlement. I actually really love this part in. It actually makes this all the more devastating because the partner they come the us. It's just the most satisfying work. And maybe it's because i grew up in houston a city that had just massive like holing out of the center during the During the oil crisis downtown was abandoned. In i we live. Downtown and immigrants moved into our neighborhood immigrants with their american veteran. Knit family member. That's what they call them and then just immigrants all over the community that actually brought it back to life. were were restaurants. There were all of these like it literally did feel like it was resurrected and now it's you know my parents neighborhood. Is you know. There's a lot of young kids who wanna move there because it's got so many great restaurants in all these things The story of refugees coming on the side is Here's the system the. Us decides that they're going to resettle someone. Niger agencies get together and say we have ease linguistic or a housing capacities for this population of refugees beacon except in literally every two weeks they get together in resettlement agencies. Yeah we have the capacity to take this this family that family and then they show up in cities and there is a robust network of faith based organizations of civil society of community sponsors. I mean it when you think about the best of america it literally is if you if you are struggling for meaning in where america is morally like being a part of resettlement is just some of the most satisfying part of it because the ernest n joyous welcome exists and every once in a while i would step into that world to try to remind myself like. We're we're going to be okay. And that's one of the reasons. The camille highlighted the last administration was so difficult and this administration has only accepted four thousand six thousand refugees in by in this fiscal year in the fiscal year ending in september. Right so we don't have many refugees we are not sure if we're gonna have many afghan. Siv's p two's whatever. We don't think we're not sure if we're going to have vulnerable populations afghan showing up on newest oil period. So that's the inverse. Which is you know how beautiful the story can be and yet we're not we're not making it happen and that's just a double tragedy through almost out of time but i wanna come to eat to view with one last two questions. I suppose been lot and that is. Where do we go from here. Where do we have to go from our current state To get to the happy story that suzannah's describing if that is the goal. As i think the binding ministration has said it is just to get people's we can to safety and i think many many americans hope is the case and i wanna ask you first. What are the policy things have to happen. I think you already talked about the need to just start moving people out but it's there are more is that the primary focus of anything objective number one or the other changes to come and then for those of us are outside of government where private citizens but Who care deeply about this feel affected by this. What is it. Private citizens can do right now to help. Contribute to this 'cause in these sorts of efforts being pursued by whether society organizations were local organizations any other channel to provide assistance. I could i could probably talk with that So this further policy implications actually goes hand-in-hand with the second thing. You said there there needs to be a through line between civil society in the government so that we can help we can help him in the administration with what's going on right now and we can tell them what what's going on in the united states in afghanistan and how we can resolve issues that are happening on this gonna be really important for on the back end..