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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...
April 15, 2016
Our weekly round-up what we’ve been reading and watching, from in the news and around the web: We were wowed by this piece from combat veteran Chase Millsap on the fight to gain refugee status for the Iraqi soldier who saved his life. Millsap...
April 8, 2016
Here’s our weekly round-up what we’ve been reading and watching, in the news and around the web: At the top of our minds this week is Samey Honaryar, the Afghan interpreter who was beaten and threatened by the Taliban for his work with the U.S....
April 8, 2016
Samey Honaryar bravely served the U.S. military in Afghanistan as an interpreter, and endangered his life in the process. The Taliban came after him, but he escaped to the United States and asked for asylum. He deserves protection. But the...
April 6, 2016
By Richard Weir Confronted with the largest refugee crisis since World War II, the United States continues to fail those fleeing murderous authoritarian regimes and ruthless insurgencies. Worse, the men and women who served alongside U.S. forces in...
April 1, 2016
Our weekly round-up what we’ve been reading and watching, from in the news and around the web: On Wednesday, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) convened a one-day ministerial conference on the global refugee...
March 28, 2016
Here’s another round of what we’ve been reading and watching this week. The Huffington Post shares the story of Mariela Shaker, a Syrian violinist who came to the United States as a student in 2013 to study music, and now uses her craft to advocate...
March 21, 2016
News from the Week of March 14
Blog | March 21, 2016 | VFAI.ORG

Information is power. Here’s a round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: As the Syria crisis worsens, more stories are emerging of the despair and challenges confronting Syrian refugees and...

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