Sacto Refugee Organization Trying Help After Trump Travel Order

Refugees already in the Sacramento area, who want to help relatives and friends escape war zones or other unlivable conditions are looking, but that group can't tell them much.

There are a lot of people in the refugee pipeline who expected to come to Sacramento, but they might end up being held up at a US port of entry - or not even allowed on a plane at all.

That is according to the CEO of Opening Doors, Deborah Ortiz , who says people in the Sacramento area who are expecting family and friends to join them are now coming to her office to sort out their situation thanks to the order by President Obama limiting travel by people living seven predominately Muslim nations, including Syria.

Ortiz says Opening Doors and a couple others that are linked her organization expected to help between 2,500 and 3,000 refugees this year and, like those people, they now expect a delay of up to 120 days.

Ortiz also argues that there's never been an act of terrorism committed by a refugee in the US - and that after an already-thorough vetting process, many are not allowed.


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