New York, NY, November 20, 2018 — The International Rescue Committee welcomes the District Court decision today issuing a temporary restraining order on the Administration’s blanket ban on asylum seekers. Today’s decision upholds domestic and international law and provides an important, albeit temporary, respite to vulnerable families fleeing violence and persecution in search of safety.
We urge the Administration to comply with this order and to increase its efforts to address the root causes of the violence and insecurity in the Northern Triangle.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.