Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska sees surge in volunteers after Trump order
The whiteboard at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is a mix of frowning and smiling faces, each representing a roller coaster moment during the past two tumultuous weeks of refugee resettlement.
A sad face drawn when refugee arrivals were canceled.
A happy face when resettlement workers got word that new families were coming.
Now that a federal appeals court has upheld a court decision that halted President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, agency officials are optimistic that the drawings will be more positive.
“Maybe we can finally erase the sad faces,” Lacey Studnicka said after the court ruling, which kept on hold Trump’s Jan. 27 order that suspended all refugee resettlement in the United States for 120 days.