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July 8, 2016
Over the July 4th holiday, we saluted the men and women in uniform whose sacrifice make this country great, including our Afghan allies, many of whom face life-threatening danger for their service. The fight to save the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)...
July 1, 2016
As the world reels from Sunday’s Brexit vote, many fear that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union will give license to xenophobic sentiment. Following the referendum, anti-immigration protests sprung up across the country and...
June 24, 2016
On Monday, the United Nations and many countries across the globe recognized World Refugee Day, honoring the contributions of forcibly displaced people throughout the world. Governments, communities, and leaders called attention to the ongoing...
June 22, 2016
From coast to coast on Monday, World Refugee Day, veterans and refugees came together to discuss the need for U.S. leadership on the refugee crisis and what America represents to them. We found a lot of common ground. Aseel, a refugee now living in...
June 17, 2016
Our hearts are with all those affected by the tragedy in Orlando over the weekend. The shooting, which killed 49 and wounded 53, is the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 and specifically targeted the LGBT community. As the nation...
June 10, 2016
Week of June 6 Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: The White House announced that President Obama will hold an international summit on refugees on the sidelines of the U.N....
June 6, 2016
Tell U.S. Leaders: Veterans Welcome Refugees June 20th is recognized as World Refugee Day by the United Nations, the United States, and many other countries. This year, help us tell U.S. politicians and policymakers that refugees are welcome in...
June 3, 2016
Here is another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: One thousand refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this week, as warmer weather is bringing more overcrowded...
June 2, 2016
Vets for American Ideals member Doyle Hodges responds to NJ Gov. Chris Christie's refusal to participate in refugee resettlement in this op-ed for the Star Ledger. Hodges writes, "This is bad policy. Most importantly, it runs counter to our values....
June 2, 2016
Vets for American Ideals member Scott Speelman writes that it is our moral duty to help those who have endured unimaginable hardships, and argues that a bill put forward by the North Carolina House to effectively make the state off-limits to...

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