New York, NY, July 14, 2017 — Responding to yesterday evening's ruling, Jennifer Sime, Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs at International Rescue Committee –
"We are pleased that the U.S. District Court in Hawaii has further clarified the "bona fide relationship" interpretation, recognizing how important grandparents or remaining extended families may be for refugees- as well as the resettlement agencies who prepare extensively for their smooth arrival.
The IRC is heartened, and continues to believe that this gold-standard resettlement program can and should continue to save lives while the administration conducts its review."
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.