News and Views

May 2, 2018
By Scott Cooper Last week, 75 Vets for American Ideals leaders—veterans and wartime allies from Iraq and Afghanistan—gathered in Washington, D.C. for our third VFAI Leader Convening. They came from over 20 states, bringing a diversity of political...
April 27, 2018
This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a report revealing that the Muslim Ban increased violence and anti-Muslim discrimination across the United States. The CAIR report recorded 464 incidents pertaining to the ban and...
April 20, 2018
This Monday, David Miliband—president of the International Rescue Committee—reminded us that the United States continues to retreat from the principles that have long made our country a global beacon. Miliband cautioned that if current refugee...
April 13, 2018
Earlier this week the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis, Panos Moumtzis, expressed his deep concern about the displacement of close to seven hundred thousand Syrians since the beginning of 2018. Meanwhile, the United States ...
April 13, 2018
by Fiona Tomlin In February when we launched our “SIV Sips” at Starbucks locations around the country, our idea was simple: Let’s bring veterans and refugees together for coffee and conversation. These neighborly gatherings are bringing a range of...
April 6, 2018
Citiig national security concerns, President Trump continues to sharply limit admission of legal immigrants and refugees in the United States. The president’s policy is having an impact: Industries hungry for employees, such as meat processing and...
March 30, 2018
Monday, Refugee Council USA gathered with security experts to discuss the impact of record-low refugee arrivals. Tomorrow, March 31, marks the mid-way point of the 2018 fiscal year. Thus far, the administration has resettled only a quarter of the 45...
March 28, 2018
By: Sean Horgan I was thirteen when I came to the United States from Ireland. When we arrived, we had access to an Irish-American community that helped my family transition to our new home. About five years later, I enlisted in the Marines because I...
March 26, 2018
By Eric Ahn I’m asked many times where I’m from. After replying that I’m from Maryland, I inevitably get, “But where are you from?” I always proudly tell them that I’m a first generation American, meaning I was born here—an American by birth—in...
March 23, 2018
Veterans for American Ideals is recognizing veteran leaders who are continuing their service by building unity and standing up for American values. Through a series of interviews, we’re asking VFAI leaders to share more about how their service...

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