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December 6, 2016
On Friday the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a renewal of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for interpreters, translators, and other allies who served alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan....
December 5, 2016
  As part of United Religions Initiative North America’s #TangibleHope campaign, Veterans for American Ideals is recognizing veteran leaders who are continuing their service by building unity and standing up for American values. Through a series of...
November 21, 2016
  As part of United Religions Initiative North America’s #TangibleHope campaign, Veterans for American Ideals is recognizing veteran leaders who are continuing their service by building unity and standing up for American values. Through a series of...
November 18, 2016
As the nation prepares to usher in a new presidential administration, refugee advocates are facing anxiety over what the President-elect Donald Trump’s resettlement policy might mean for their work in the coming years. NPR reports that while the...
November 11, 2016
By Jess Bell Every year on Veteran’s Day, when family, friends, and strangers alike thank me for my service, they mean service in the past tense. I’m proud of my fourteen years in the Marine Corps. I look forward to the day when my daughters ask me...
November 10, 2016
By Joe Jenkins After a particularly divisive election season, vitriol seems to have spread to every corner of the nation, driving a wedge into the heart of our society. In the face of this division, veterans across the nation are taking to the...
November 7, 2016
  As part of United Religions Initiative North America’s #TangibleHope campaign, Veterans for American Ideals is recognizing veteran leaders who are continuing their service by building unity and standing up for American values. Through a series of...
November 3, 2016
Last week Veterans for American Ideals leaders in New York and Washington, D.C. partnered with college campuses to screen the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor, bringing more attention to the global refugee crisis and the growing need for U.S...
November 3, 2016
Islamophobia—an unfounded fear or hostility toward Muslims or Islam—is on the rise in the United States and anti-Muslim rhetoric from political leaders and other public figures is increasingly common. Such fear-based rhetoric has had real-world...
October 28, 2016
As the fight to retake ISIS stronghold cities like Mosul and Raqqa approaches a crescendo, many humanitarian organizations are projecting that the offensives will dramatically add to the number of refugees seeking safe harbor. ABC News reports that...

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