News and Views

Leader Spotlight: Colin Raunig

"I’d say to other veterans that the issues that VFAI believes in are the same issues that you believe in. And you can definitely play a role," says Colin Raunig, a U.S. Navy veteran and MFA student of fiction at Colorado State University.

News from the week of April 10

Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching, from the news and around the web.

President Trump’s revised travel ban is still facing challenges this week after local American Civil Liberties Union chapters filed lawsuits against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security. The suit seeks information on how many people have been detained or subjected to additional screenings since the president signed the initial ban.

News from the Week of April 3rd

News from the Week of April 3rd:

Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching, from the news and around the web.

This week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump Administration’s request for expedited review of the revised travel ban. The court will set the hearing for sometime in May to examine a Hawaii judge’s ruling that the order was discriminatory based on religion.

News from the Week of March 27th

Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from the news and around the web:

Leader Spotlight: Arti Walker-Peddakotla

"I have so much hope for our future when I look at our young people and see the multiracial society they are growing up in today. That’s the America I fell in love with when I was in the military, and that diversity is one of the things that makes our military, and our country, the most powerful in the world." Read more from Arti Walker-Peddakotla, a U.S. Army veteran and the daughter of immigrants from India.

News from the Week of March 13

Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from the news and around the web:

News from the Week of March 6

Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from the news and around the web.

Leader Spotlight: Shannon Rhein

Shannon Rhein is a former Army Medic who was wounded in action during a mortar attack in Ramadi in 2006. Today she serves by helping homeless families at a nonprofit in Texas. "Just because we came home and took that uniform off doesn’t mean that the United States stopped entrusting us with the responsibility to defend our country—and that includes what is happening here in our own neighborhoods."

VFAI Statement on President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Refugees

March 6, 2017

Today, President Trump signed a revised Executive Order on refugees. This new order corrects many deficiencies of the first by removing a religious preference, removing the indefinite bar on Syrian refugees, and removing Iraq from the list of countries banned from U.S. travel for 90 days.

News from the week of February 27

News from the week of February 27:

Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web.

Although initial reports indicated that a revised executive order on immigration and refugees would be released this week, Politico reports that a senior administration official indicated that it the order will be delayed.

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