Important Updates on the Trump Administration’s Latest Changes to Refugee Resettlement and How These Changes Will Affect You
The Trump administration has made a new policy that will impact refugee resettlement in the United States.
We expect that this policy will be challenged in the United States court system. Currently the information below is correct but it may change again soon. We will update this information as soon as we learn about any changes.
Three important updates
1) I te Paenga-whāwhā 25, 2018, rongo te US Supreme Court tautohetohe e pā ana ki te whakahau whakahaere i whāiti haere ki te Hononga o Amerika i etahi whenua. The US Solicitor General says the travel ban is constitutional, engari ka ui rōpū mana manene te Hupirimi Kooti ki te whakahē i te kanga.
The current travel ban restricts travel from seven nations — Iran, Ripia, Hiria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela ko Te Tai Tokerau Korea. e kore ai te iwi i enei whenua hiki ki te Hononga o Amerika, a kahore e tokomaha whakaaetia ki te haere mai hoki te mahi ranei ako ranei hararei.
Update: On June 26, the Supreme Court made a decision to allow the travel ban. Read more about the Supreme Court’s decision about the travel ban.
2) Increased Security Checks will begin for all refugees.
The administration is increasing security checks and background checks. This will be required for all refugees, including those who have already undergone their security check.
3) The administration has temporarily stopped (paused) “Following-to-Join” applications. (These are the legal applications to bring your spouse or children to the United States).
The administration has temporarily stopped (paused) all FTJ I-730 applications. We do not know when “Following-to-Join” applications will start again.