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March 21, 2016
Reflections on the Anniversary of the Iraq War
Blog | March 21, 2016 | VFAI.ORG

March 20 marks the thirteenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq led by the United States. Despite the heroism of many, it is difficult to look back on the past 13 years of U.S. policy toward Iraq with a great deal of pride. Part of our...
March 11, 2016
Syrian Refugee Resettlement by the Numbers
Blog | March 11, 2016 | Human Rights First website

With over 90 percent of the goal yet to be attained, and just over half of the fiscal year remaining, an average of 1,292 resettlement spaces need to be filled each month for the next seven months to keep on track.
January 20, 2016
Why Is It So Difficult for Syrian Refugees to Get Into the U.S.?
Article | January 20, 2016 | New York Times

Of the 4.5 million people who have fled the Syrian war, only 2,647 have been taken in by the United States.
December 1, 2015
A bipartisan group of twenty of the nation’s top national security experts, former government officials, and former military leaders today sent a letter to each Member of Congress expressing their opposition to proposals that would effectively halt...
November 19, 2015
Two former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security -- Janet Napolitano (2009-2013) and Michael Chertoff (2005-2009) -- wrote to President Obama today about how we can welcome refugees while ensuring the safety and security of Americans....