News and Views

News from the Week of October 9th

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

What Trump’s Refugee Cut Means for Iraqis who Helped the U.S.

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Yousif al-Jabouri (a pseudonym for a case worker at the International Refugee Assistance Project) shared his story about how the Trump Administration’s travel ban is affecting his family, despite his service as an interpreter alongside the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Leader Spotlight: Erich Almonte

"[Veterans] can show our fellow Americans that even if we disagree, we are all still in this together. And for the time being, in this very divisive moment, this may be the most important American ideal of all: e pluribus unum, out of many, one," writes Erich Almonte, a U.S. Army veteran, Texan, and lawyer.

No Room for Bigotry in the Airforce—Or America

By Alex Vazquez and Victor Santana

Last week, someone wrote racial slurs on the doors of five black cadets at the Air Force Academy Prep School. Lieutenant General Jay Silveria, superintendent of the Academy, brought all 4,000 cadets and the Academy’s faculty and staff together to let them know exactly where he, and the Academy, stood on the matter.

News from the Week of October 2nd

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

More Than a Number: The U.S. Must Lead by Welcoming Refugees

By Colin Raunig

There’s a striking moment in “To Breathe Free,” a seventeen minute documentary about a Syrian family resettled in the United States.  You see sheer gratitude on the face of a refugee. A Muslim, Syrian father (who is not identified by name) is saying thank you to the Christian American family that helped with their transition to America. He is grateful to be out of danger, and out of the refugee camp in Jordan, but he is also grateful for the relationships both families have built together.

News from the Week of September 25th

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

In today’s New York Times, Admiral Mike Mullen (ret.), and Human Rights First board member, writes that the administration’s historically low refugee cap is a strategic mistake. “Support for refugees creates another form of currency for the United States…this accounts for American greatness. We sacrifice it at our peril.”  

News from the Week of September 18th

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

News from the Week of September 11th

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

As the deadline nears for the administration to determine this year’s refugees admissions cap, numerous human rights, foreign policy, and national security experts are calling for it to be no fewer than 75,000.

Remembering 9/11

Today Vets for American Ideals honors the victims of 9/11 as well as the ultimate sacrifice of so many service men and women in the wars since. We also remember what the hours after 9/11 taught us about who we are as a nation. 

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