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Millie’s Bookshelf Statement Re: Trump Administration’s Reported Consideration of Halting U.S. Refugee Admissions

Since the birth of our nation, the United States has served as a haven for immigrants and refugees, welcoming those fleeing conflict and persecution in search of a better life. We are therefore deeply saddened to learn that the Trump Administration is reportedly considering a halt to U.S. refugee admissions next year. We strongly urge the Administration to abandon this unprecedented policy shift and fulfill its moral obligation to the international community.

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Millie’s Bookshelf Statement Re: Trump Administration’s Reported Consideration of Halting U.S. Refugee Admissions
Since the birth of our nation, the United States has served as a haven for immigrants and refugees, welcoming those fleeing conflict and persecution in search of a better life. We are therefore deeply saddened to learn that the Trump Administration is reportedly considering a halt to U.S. refugee admissions next year. We strongly urge the Administration to abandon this unprecedented policy shift and fulfill its moral obligation to the international community.
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The Price of Asylum
On April 29th, the Trump Administration issued a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Homeland Security to develop new regulations to amend the asylum process. One of the more controversial directives includes establishing a fee to apply for asylum. While at first glance, an application fee may seem like a reasonable response to a backlog of asylum applications, it won’t stem the humanitarian crisis that is exploding in San Diegans’ backyards.
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Millie’s Bookshelf Founder Honored as Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Nonprofit Visionary Award
Millie’s Bookshelf is thrilled to announce that its founder and Executive Director, Katie Howland, is a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Nonprofit Visionary award. Honoring women who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of others, the Nonprofit Visionary award exemplifies outstanding work among the region’s female leaders in the nonprofit sector. 
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Who is a Refugee?
Amidst conflict in Iraq and Syria, political unrest in Venezuela, record-breaking cyclones in Mozambique, and migrant caravans from Central America, our news cycle is dominated by stories about people who have been forced from their homes. But are all of these people refugees? The answer is convoluted - and it has a significant impact on whether or not people are able to receive humanitarian assistance.
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