Tony Perkins, USCIRF urge Trump to extend religious freedom commitment to refugees

By The Christian Post

Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf, her daughter Shams, 1, and husband Abdulmajeed arrive at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. February 7, 2017. | REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Evangelicals leaders, including some who are usually friendly with the administration, are urging President Donald Trump to stop plans to cut the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

These leaders made a last-ditch effort Tuesday to encourage the administration to reinvigorate the U.S. refugee resettlement program as a White House meeting was scheduled to discuss a decrease in the limit on refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S.

A prominent proponent of the Trump administration’s socially conservative policies, evangelical activist Tony Perkins, voiced alarm about reported plans to possibly “zero out” the U.S. refugee resettlement program for the fiscal year 2020. 

Source:The Christian Post