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"We are hopeful that these bans, in all their forms, will be relegated to the footnotes of history."
"The stripping away of protections for immigrants and asylum seekers unfolding in the U.S. immigration system threatens our most fundamental American values of freedom and due process."
"We look forward to working with Israel and resettlement countries to ensure that those refugees who remain in Israel, as well as those who are resettled, can start new lives in safety and in freedom."
The grant will help strengthen the capacity of local faith leaders in communities across America to advocate in support of immigrants and refugees.
"Today’s ruling gives the government a green light to lock up immigrants and asylum seekers indefinitely with no right to a hearing while their cases proceed, which can take years."
"In a nation that has become a beacon to the rest of the world precisely because of the accomplishments of immigrants and their descendants, this is a particularly sad turn of history."
“The court’s decision today is yet another affirmation that discrimination on the basis of faith has no place in America."
"We are relieved that Syrians who currently have TPS will remain protected, but are concerned that Syrians who arrived after August 2016 could be at risk for deportation.”
“The tens of thousands of refugees who have been banned during the past three months must know if they will now be able to find the safety our country offered to them in the United States."
The interfaith effort will expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesvos.