It’s Official: Fewer Persecuted Christians Find Refuge in America Under Trump | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/july/fewer-persecuted-christians-us-trump-refugee-limit-50000.html

14,000 fewer Christian refugees will arrive in the United States this fiscal year, as President Donald Trump’s policies lead to the fewest resettlements in a decade.

Today, resettlement agencies hit Trump’s new ceiling of 50,000 refugees, three months before the end of the federal government’s fiscal year on September 30. And as CT predicted, persecuted Christians fell far short of last year’s intake.

“At this point, World Relief expects that the only additional arriving cases after today will be individuals who have a close family member already in the US,”

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Poll: Trump’s approval rating drops to 36% – CNNPolitics.com

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/politics/trump-poll-abc-wapo-approval/index.html

Trump the lowest approval rating at the six-month mark of any president in 70 years, ABC News reports.

Trump’s overall approval rating has fallen from 42% at the 100-day mark of his presidency in April compared to a Washington Post/ABC poll at that time. His disapproval rating has risen five points since then, to 58%, according to a comparison of the two polls.

The new poll also shows that 48% of Americans say they “disapprove strongly” of the President’s performance in office.

Government responds in travel ban litigation – SCOTUSblog

http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/06/government-responds-travel-ban-litigation/

Hawaii contended that the June 14 memorandum demonstrated that the travel ban is no longer necessary. The provisions of the president’s March 6 executive order requiring the government to review its procedures for vetting visa and refugee applications – the justification for the ban – will go into effect at the end of this week, but the visa and refugee programs themselves remain on hold until the lower courts’ orders are lifted. – See more at: http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/06/government-responds-travel-ban-litigation/#sthash.6DT8sXZO.dpuf

Trump administration asks justices to weigh in on travel ban (UPDATED Friday 7:45 p.m.) – SCOTUSblog

http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/06/trump-administration-asks-justices-weigh-travel-ban/

asked the Supreme Court to step into the legal dispute over the constitutionality of the executive order that the president signed on March 6. The government also asked the court to put on hold two lower-court rulings blocking the implementation of the executive order, telling the justices that those rulings undermine “the President’s

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/us/politics/trump-returns-to-crisis-over-kushner-as-white-house-tries-to-contain-it.html

Mr. McGahn, who has been increasingly uneasy in his role since Mr. Trump ignored his advice to delay Mr. Comey’s dismissal, said he was not the person to write such a statement