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MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (MCC) NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Summary: MCC tells the U.S. State Department that restrictions on travel for U.S. citizens to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) that begin Sept. 1 will create “enormous obstacles” to provide assistance to DPRK’s most vulnerable people. MCC expects new North Korea…

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Oppose U.S. military action against Syria   Last week the U.S. launched airstrikes against a Syrian military installation, without debate or approval by the U.S. Congress or U.N. Security Council. President Trump said the airstrikes were in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in Idlib. The U.S. has already been increasing its military presence in…

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Isabella Madrid, a ninth-grade student at Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has earned the grand prize of $1,000 in an essay contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office. Madrid’s essay “Love Your Neighbor,” shared her family’s immigration story and analyzed current problems with U.S. immigration laws. She described the strenuous processes…

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After swearing in Attorney General Jeff Sessions on February 9, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders designed to “reduce crime and restore public safety.” The orders aim to develop strategies such as new legislation and a task force to reduce violent crime, drug trafficking, and immigration. The President has expressed his concern for the…

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