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Refugee Resettlement

Resettlement: The Most Significant Point In a Family's History

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sasha Chanoff

When I read the stories about resettlement, I think of my own great-grandmother who fled anti-Semitism in Russia and arrived in the US shortly after the turn of the century.

South Carolina Lawmakers Pitch Invasive Response To Refugee Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

South Carolina lawmakers are contemplating a step that would be drastic even amid the string of extreme responses to Syrian refugee resettlement: a b...

Republicans Come Up Short On Effort To Stall Refugee Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican bill aimed at making it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to resettle in the U.S. was blocked in the Senate on Wednesda...

Refugee Resettlement Means an Alternative to Extremism

Walt Cooper | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Walt Cooper

We can and must ensure a third alternative--refugee resettlement--an option that ISIS undoubtedly does not want us to provide to those fleeing its territory. Resettling refugees allows us to provide safe haven to the most vulnerable refugees.

The Global Search for Education: Successful Integration Strategies for Migrants

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Students in immigrant families have expectations for their careers that match, and in many cases surpass, those of more socio-economically advantage...

Obama Responds To Anti-Immigrant Sentiment In Moving Speech To New Citizens

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

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Obama Sends Welcome Note To Syrian Refugee Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

A Syrian scientist who shared his devastating personal story on the popular blog Humans of New York received a note of encouragement from one enthusia...

Texas, Indiana Governors Said They Would Block Syrian Refugees. They Didn't.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of Texas and Indiana reiterated on Tuesday that they are continuing efforts to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the...

Governor Chris Christie Committed a Most Dangerous Act a Couple of Weeks Ago ...the Bridge Scandal Pales in Comparison

Seth Kaper-Dale | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Seth Kaper-Dale

I hope and pray that Governor Christie is paying attention to real security issues, rather than coming down hard on refugees. Hopefully the state itself won't be misunderstood as sharing his perspective. We are a state of immigrants and refugees--what a disgrace if we are mistakenly thought to be a bullying-state at a time like this.

Our Moral Responsibility To Refugees Goes Beyond Resettlement

Serena Parekh | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Serena Parekh

We must be concerned with our ethical obligations to the millions of people who will never be given citizenship in the West and will spend decades living in refugee camps that are supported, at least in part, by the policies of Western countries that aim to contain refugees far from our borders.

Texas Sues To Keep Out Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

Texas officials are now going to the courts to keep Syrian refugees from resettling in their state. The state Health and Human Services Commission f...

White House Mum On Signing Spending Bill That Throws Refugees Under The Bus

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has chastised Republicans for trying to make it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to settle in the United States aft...

Refugees Are Not the Problem, My Fellow Americans. Fear Is.

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

One can't dispute Republicans' concerns about terrorism's threat to national security, concerns which Democrats fully share, but one can argue how best to proceed -- and impugning Muslim refugees, again, plays into Islamic terrorism's hand.

Reminder From The Obama Administration: States Can't Block Refugees

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that ...

Recreating the Refugees Narratives: From Sympathy to Dignity

Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD

In Toronto, the community event Supper with Syria, is a social experiment to allow Syrians, some of whom are refugees, to become co-creators of the narratives on Syria and refugees, by showcasing their culture and their stories.

Rand Paul’s Hard Line On Refugees Rankles Libertarians

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) tough proposals aimed at limiting the admission of refugees in the wake of the Paris terror attacks are disappointing ...

How The White House Lost Democrats On The Syrian Refugee Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the lead-up to Thursday's House vote for tightening restrictions on Syrian refugees seeking entry into the United States, senior Dem...

Reminder For Governors: Refugees Are Actually Good For America

National Journal | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

NASHVILLE—On his reg­u­lar patrol through East Nashville, Of­ficer Jiyayi Su­ley­man drives by the Two Rivers Baptist Churc...

The Truth About Those Syrian Refugees Who Have 'Positive' Views Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

A year-old poll showing that a small minority of Syrian refugees have a positive view of the so-called Islamic State group has gained new life this w...

A Bunch Of Dems Just Joined GOP In Voting To Pause Refugee Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

  WASHINGTON -- Forty-seven House Democrats broke with the White House on Thursday to vote for a bill aimed at pausing admittance of Syrian and ...

White House Threatens To Veto GOP Refugee Bill

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama won't sign a House Republican bill meant to prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from coming to the U.S., administr...

Syrian Refugee Family Bound For Indiana Gets Sent To Friendlier State

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Welcome to Indiana Connecticut! A family of three Syrian refugees who planned to make a new start in Indiana this week were hastily diverted to C...

State Senator Actually Thinks Syrian Refugee Camps In U.S. Are A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Rhode Island state Sen. Elaine Morgan (R) said in an email Tuesday that she opposes resettling Syrian refugees because "[t]he Muslim religion and phil...

John McCain On Refugees: 'All Children Are God's Children'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of the Senate’s biggest defense hawks, on Tuesday rejected calls by some Republicans that the U.S...

Refugee Screenings Are More Intensive Than Some Politicians Would Have You Think

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress and half of the nation's governors have said the U.S. shouldn't accept Syrian refugees in light of terrorist att...