News from the week of December 2, 2018

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Nearly a dozen permanent U.S. residents were deported back to their birth-country of Vietnam over the past year under a tough new immigration policy from the Trump Administration. Most of the group came to the United States during the Vietnam War and had been protected from removal. Last month, the Trump Administration was forced to temporarily halt plans to deport eight thousand more, in response to a class-action lawsuit and resistance from the Vietnamese government—today, the administration is using long-term detention as a means of punishing those it cannot immediately remove.

Besides helping people fleeing persecution, war and gang violence, welcoming refugees is also good for our nation's economic wellbeing. As someone who benefitted from America’s generosity, Zak Sayid, former refugee from Somalia and co-owner of The Horn Coffee in Nashville, explains why. “Everywhere refugees go, they work hard, pay taxes and start businesses, supporting local economies and creating countless jobs for native-born American.”  

The Pentagon will begin sending a backlog of thousands of green-card holders to recruit-training, suspending a policy adopted by the Trump Administration last year that required more-stringent background checks for some immigrants, according to two defense officials and an internal memo. The green-card holders mainly originate from American allies, with lawful permanent residents from the Philippines making up the largest number.

For the first time, no USS Arizona survivors attended Thursday’s annual commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Dec. 7, 1941 day of "infamy" that pulled the U.S. into World War II. According to Hawaii News Now the few survivors—Lou Conter, Don Stratton, Ken Potts, Lonnie Cook and Lauren Bruner—are all in their nineties and cannot travel.

Who did ya have, Army or Navy? The Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen faced off on Saturday, in Philadelphia with the Army coming out on top. No matter who wins, with more than one hundred years of history, the game is steeped in tradition: Here are four we like.