Associate pastor Sylvia Romero of the Grace United Methodist Church Mission Center says Olathe has been welcoming to immigrants but the anti-immigrant sentiment in the country is making people anxious.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder says he has concerns about President Trump's executive orders, but he also supports more restrictions on refugees. He calls the country's immigration system backwards and says that it encourages illegal immigration.
Executive orders are as old as George Washington. Every president except William Henry Harrison has issued them, and some—like President Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration—are controversial. They directly affect how the government operates but it isn’t always clear how they work.
Rumors of immigration raids at Kansas City churches put fear into the Kansas City community on Sunday. Community organizers, concerned citizens and attorneys gathered to provide support for the Hispanic community.
Members of a Somali refugee family got settled on Friday at their new home in northeast Kansas City. The family traveled to Kansas City on Wednesday from Kenya, a trip made longer after a Trump administration executive order attempted to ban travel for all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Somalia.
Nine refugees from Somalia — a mother, four boys and four girls —arrived Wednesday night at Kansas City International Airport from a refugee camp in Nairobi, Kenya. The family of nine are moving into a house Kansas City’s Northeast area. They had planned to arrive last week, but their trip was halted last week by President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Somalia. A federal court has temporarily lifted the ban, allowing immigrants and refugees from the affected countries to enter the United States.
Workers with the resettlement group Della Lamb Community Services joined Country Club Christian Church volunteers Tuesday in preparing a northeast Kansas City house slated to be home for a family of nine Somali refugees. The crew hopes that the family arrives soon despite President Trump's temporary travel ban, which cancelled their scheduled trip last week.
At a White House press conference Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer was asked to explain what President Trump meant when he said people who "want to love our country" would be allowed into the U.S. Trump had referred to the phrase multiple times recently in speeches. This video includes footage from The White House.