• Immigration Feb 12

    Biden Wants to Quadruple Refugee Admissions Set by Trump

    A U.S. official and others say President Joe Biden wants to raise refugee admissions to 62,500 for the current budget year, overriding former President Donald Trump’s record-low limit of 15,000.

  • Diplomacy Feb 4

    Biden Rolls Out Changes to US Diplomatic, Military Strategy

    President Joe Biden announced Thursday a series of changes to U.S. diplomatic and military strategy, including a review of international American military stations, support of the United Nations-led initiative to call a ceasefire in Yemen, and an executive order to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States.

  • Immigration Jan 28

    Broken by Trump, US Refugee Program Aims to Return Stronger

    President Joe Biden has vowed to restore America’s place as a world leader in offering sanctuary to the oppressed by raising the cap on the number of refugees allowed in each year.

  • refugees Oct 17, 2020

    Chicago Teen Starts Soccer Camp For Young Refugees

    A senior at Chicago’s Walter Payton Prep High School has started a soccer camp for young refugees being assisted by Chicago-based RefugeeOne. “It’s kind of hard for these people to get adjusted so I think it’s a good social opportunity for the kids,” said Matthew Hansen, 17. “It’s a worldwide game. So many people have connected and can play...

  • refugee soccer camp Oct 16, 2020

    High School Senior Creates Soccer Camp For Refugee Youth

    A young Chicagoan is giving refugee youth an opportunity to meet others after leaving everything behind. It’s especially important now as funding for refugee programs hits an all-time low. NBC 5’s Chris Hush reports.

  • Elections 2020 Sep 28, 2020

    New US Citizen Refugees Excited for First Presidential Vote

    Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing wars and persecution who were welcomed into the U.S. are now American citizens voting the first time in what could be the most consequential presidential election of their lifetimes

  • Greece Sep 9, 2020

    New Fire Breaks Out in Crowded Refugee Camp on Greek Island

    Fire has again struck Greece’s notoriously overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, a day after a blaze swept through the camp and left thousands in need of emergency shelter

  • Syria Jul 13, 2020

    Refugees, Aid Groups Condemn UN Decision to Limit Syrian Aid Crossings

    The United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution that leaves only one of two border crossings open for aid deliveries from Turkey into Syria, NBC News reports. “The veto is against us,” Mustafa Alkaser told NBC News from a refugee camp in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. “It’s against the refugees, against the free Syrians who once stood up...

  • refugee crisis Jun 24, 2020

    How Covid-19 has Impacted the Global Refugee Crisis

    Edafe Okporo, director of the RDJ Refugee Shelter, speaks out on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted an already troubling global crisis among refugees.

  • refugees Mar 19, 2020

    Virus Could Cause ‘Carnage' Among World's Refugees, Aid Groups Say

    The coronavirus outbreak threatens to inflict “carnage” on refugees around the world who often live in cramped conditions, lack access to clean water and are in countries with failing or stretched medical systems, humanitarian aid groups say.

  • Cambodia Feb 27, 2020

    Cambodian Refugee Deported 2 Years Ago Returns to US

    A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago was reunited with his family in Massachusetts on Wednesday, becoming the fourth such refugee — and first on the East Coast — to be allowed back into the country since the Trump administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

  • refugees Jan 16, 2020

    Judge Halts Trump's Order Allowing States to Block Refugees

    A federal judge on Wednesday halted President Donald Trump’s executive order that gave state and local officials the ability to shut the door on refugees, and ignited a fierce debate in communities about how welcoming the United States should be....


    U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Maryland said in his ruling that the president’s order “flies in the face of clear...

  • refugees Jan 11, 2020

    Texas Governor to Reject New Refugees, First Under Trump

    Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday. Abbott’s announcement could have major implications for refugees coming to the United States. Texas has large refugee populations in several of its cities and has long been a leader in...

  • Immigration Dec 22, 2019

    GOP Governors Grapple With Refugee Question

    An executive order by President Donald Trump giving states the right to refuse to take refugees is putting Republican governors in an uncomfortable position. They’re caught between immigration hardliners who want to shut the door and some Christian evangelicals who believe helping refugees is a moral obligation. Others say refugees are vital to fill jobs and keep rural communities...

  • refugees Dec 8, 2019

    North Dakota County May Become US's 1st to Bar New Refugees

    Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. “I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said Panchol, a 38-year-old father of four. “And without North Dakota, I couldn’t have...

  • United States Dec 21, 2018

    Mexico Appears Willing But Unready to Hold US Refugees

    Mexico’s willingness to accept U.S. asylum seekers while their applications are processed appears to be yet another sign of the blooming honeymoon between leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and President Donald Trump, though it is also causing concern among officials in Mexican border cities already struggling to deal with thousands of Central American migrants.

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2017

    Fact Check: Refugees and Terrorism Investigations

    President Donald Trump’s new executive order on foreign nationals entering the U.S. says “more than 300″ refugees in the United States “are currently the subjects of counterterrorism investigations.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated that figure in his remarks on the new order. But it is a statistic without any context. The White House and Department of Justice have declined to...

  • Angelina Jolie Feb 3, 2017

    Angelina Jolie Takes on Travel Ban in New York Times Op-Ed

    Angelina Jolie said that discriminating against refugees for their religion or country of origin “invites the very instability we seek to protect ourselves against.”
    She also says in a New York Times editorial Thursday that the U.S. decision to suspend refugee resettlements and visits from several Muslim-majority countries isn’t the American way.

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2017

    Lakers Luol Deng Shares Message of Hope For Refugees

    Following Tuesday night’s Lakers’ win, forward Luol Deng spoke about his experiences as a refugee in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order restricting refugees from entering the United States

  • refugees Oct 22, 2016

    UNICEF Says 50 Million Children Uprooted by Global Conflict

    Some 50 million children around the globe have been “uprooted,” forcibly displaced from their homes or migrated to another country in search of a better life, UNICEF said in a report. The report released Wednesday found that while children make up about a third of the world’s population as of 2015, they accounted for nearly half of all refugees, with...

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