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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...
August 18, 2016
The battle to bring home our Afghan wartime allies will resume when Congress reconvenes in September after its summer recess. As of now the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which has brought these allies and their families to the United States...
August 17, 2016
Every year on September 11th, Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) honors the lives lost and those forever changed by the tragic events of 9/11 through Freedom Day, an annual day of community service. Hundreds of veterans and first responders from...
August 17, 2016
Like most Americans, I believed that freeing Iraq from Saddam Hussein would manifestly improve the lives of its people and make the world safer. This was a painfully naïve assumption. Since the invasion of Iraq, millions of Iraqis and middle...

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