News and Views

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...
May 27, 2016
Our weekly round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching, from in the news and around the web: As the future of Special Immigrant Visas is currently up for debate in Congress, top general John Nicholson warns that if Congress cancels the SIV...
May 20, 2016
Here is another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: During BBC’s World on the Move Day event, Angelina Jolie Pitt, the U.N. special envoy, warned that the humanitarian system for refugees...
May 13, 2016
Our weekly round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching, from in the news and around the web: A three-year-old child is reportedly among the Syrian refugees shot by border guards while trying to reach safety in Turkey. The Turkish interior...
May 6, 2016
Here is another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: An airstrike yesterday hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria close to the Turkish border, killing at least 28 people. The attack took...
April 29, 2016
Our weekly round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching, in the news and around the web: The governors of Kansas and New Jersey formally withdrew state agencies from the federal refugee resettlement program, a disturbing and misguided action....
April 26, 2016
I joined Vets for American Ideals (VFAI) in February 2016 because I believe our generation of veterans needs a platform to advocate causes other than our own. There are plenty of VSO’s fighting for our benefits—and we are indebted to them for their...
April 22, 2016
Over 400 migrants, many of them asylum seekers from Somalia, drowned when their boat capsized in the sea between Libya and Italy—the deadliest shipwreck in a year. The forty survivors drifted at sea for three days without food or water before being...

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