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Q & A with Susan Sperry

September 1, 2021 |

As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help. Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World Relief Chicagoland, sat down to help answer some of these questions. What happens now that U.S.…

International Women’s Day Yomardy’s Story

March 9, 2021

Make a donation today to help more women like Yomardy thrive.

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Rebuilding Connection and Pride

February 27, 2021

Every day World Relief staff and volunteers are invited into stories. We are challenged to recognize the nuanced image of God in each person we serve, and remember that their stories stretch far beyond the boundaries of words like “immigrant, refugee, asylum-seeker.” The posts in this section—voiced in first-person, too long for social media, and lightly edited—extend that invitation to you. In this post we meet Gao Guanghua.…

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Updates on President Biden’s Immigration / Refugee Executive Orders & Day 1 Immigration Bill

January 28, 2021

Below are the Executive Orders signed by President Biden that affect refugees and other immigrants, and/or the work of World Relief. To view the full list of Executive Orders and actions, click here. Immigration Repeal Muslim Ban​: rescinds Muslim Ban and directs State Department to restart visa processing Border Wall Proclamation​: Terminates national emergency and…

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