BOSTON (RNS) — The organization that granted the teen a scholarship said that the U.S. Embassy in Beirut had reissued a visa for him after reviewing his case.
(RNS) — When the facts are uncertain, when the research is incomplete, we must lean toward the solution that is safest for the people affected. Gambling with people's lives is not acceptable.
(RNS) — A New York pastor, the Rev. Kaji Douša, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that U.S officials violated her religious freedom when she was put on a watchlist over her ministry to migrants at the border.
(RNS) — Civil rights advocates say Muslim communities are particularly vulnerable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s newly expanded social media monitoring policies.
(RNS) — 'I’m tired of being afraid to go to synagogue,' one worshipper posted on Twitter this week.
(RNS) — For detainees, comfort from clergy and faith in God are often the only glimmers of hope in a climate of deep despair.
(RNS) — Our immigration enforcement agencies are becoming agents of family separation.
(RNS) A Lumpkin, Ga., judge denied a man's asylum request. After returning to El Salvador he was shot dead. On behalf of the man's brother, a ministry of hospitality and visitation wrote a letter to the judge.
(RNS) More than 75 Jewish community centers across the nation have received bomb threats since Jan. 9.
(RNS) One faith leader called the new policies 'malicious,' and another deemed them 'violent.'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. government is canceling an inactive registry program for visitors from countries where extremist groups are operating, a plan similar to aMuslim registry considered by President-elect Donald Trump.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in a statement: "The religion, faith, or spiritual beliefs of an international traveler are not determining factors about his/her admissibility into the U.S."
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Department of Homeland Security had requested the bans.
(RNS) Many Muslim Americans believe they are disproportionately targeted by the no-fly list, which has been found to include the names of many Americans with names similar to those of real terrorist suspects.
(RNS) Muslims say that as head of the nation’s biggest police force, the commissioner oversaw a spying program that targeted Muslims based solely on their religion, showed poor judgment by participating in a virulently anti-Islamic film, and approved a report on terrorism that equated innocuous behavior such as quitting smoking with signs of radicalization.