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September 19, 2016
By Joe Jenkins After 20 years of service in the United States Marines, Gunnery Sergeant Emir Hadzic quietly took off his uniform, packed his bags, and prepared to live life as a civilian. But before he retired to his hometown of St. Louis, Gunnery...
September 19, 2016
By Joe Jenkins In North Texas, September 11th is not only a day of remembrance—it’s a time to rekindle the feeling of unity that swept the nation after that fateful day. For the past 15 years, Entrepreneurs for North Texas has hosted Freedom Day,...
September 16, 2016
Ahead of next week’s U.N. General Assembly and Refugee Leaders’ Summit, the White House celebrated National Welcoming Week, honoring the voices of refugees and highlighting efforts to build welcoming communities for the newest Americans. Veterans...
September 13, 2016
By Joe Jenkins Amid the contentious debate over the U.S. response to the global refugee crisis, veterans are quickly becoming one of the most powerful voices in the room. In addition to high ranking military leaders and national security experts,...
September 9, 2016
At the U.N. General Assembly in New York taking place later this month, several heads of state and representatives of civil society will come together to commit to a comprehensive refugee strategy, representing a shift toward multilateral,...
September 2, 2016
On Monday the White House announced that it has met its goal of resettling ten thousand Syrian refugees in the 2016 fiscal year. The milestone comes as President Obama gears up to host a Leader’s Summit on Refugees, a day after the United Nations...
September 1, 2016
  If I’m being honest, it was not my time in the service that compelled me to stand with the refugee community. It was being a mother. It was the images of women giving birth in crowded refugee camps, families trekking hundreds of miles across...
August 31, 2016
By Kristina Doan and Joe Jenkins Ahead of news that the White House met its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by September, supporters of refugee resettlement rallied at the National Mall on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The DC Rally4Refugees ...
August 25, 2016
Earlier this week Texas officials reiterated their concerns about refugee resettlement in the Lone Star State. In a letter to the State Department, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission objected to the proposed number of refugees coming to...
August 23, 2016
By Joe Jenkins Though the White House is close to meeting its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, there has been ongoing resistance from some Washington lawmakers, state officials, and media talking heads. Their complaint is almost...

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