The president of the Christian aid organization World Relief is speaking out a new executive order that President Trump is expected to sign soon, effectively banning refugees fleeing violence from coming to America. The order suspends the refugee program for 120 days—for now—while the administration seeks to add more stringent vetting process.
However, World Relief’s Scott Arbeiter thinks the move is misguided. His organization is one of several approved by the government to resettle refugees in the U.S. He told The Blaze, “We disagree [with] the notion that security and compassion are mutually exclusive and that the only way to address security is to completely close down the program for four months.”
He also said that the current vetting is extremely thorough, saying, “I do think that they will be pleasantly surprised by the rigors of the process that are there.”
The group even tweeted an infograph, outlining the entire vetting process currently in place.
He added, “Our children and grandchildren may ask of us: ‘What did you know and what did you do in the worst humanitarian crisis in history? ‘Did you walk courageously and with compassion and with appropriate care for security, or did you simply close the doors?’”