Thousands of people gathered at the White House Sunday, Jan. 29, to protest President Trump’s executive order denying U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority nations, as well as refugees from around the world. [read more…]
With the passing of beloved celebrities Prince, Muhammad Ali and David Bowie, the arrival of the Zika virus, unceasing terror attacks, Brexit, the Syrian war and refugee crisis, and a shocking election, 2016 will be [read more…]
Despite the House easily passing a bill that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into America until key security agencies certify that they don’t pose a security risk, District area lawmakers and officials said they’d still welcome those from the war-torn terrorist hotbeds. “I feel strongly that we should be welcoming refugees from all over the world, as is our country’s proud heritage,” said D.C. At-large Councilman David Grosso, an independent.
Every day when we watch or listen to the news, we hear stories about the refugee crisis. The flashpoint for this crisis at this moment is Europe and the refugees, who are largely from Syria and Iraq.
(Business Standard) – French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been criticised for publishing a cartoon depicting the death of three-year-old Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as its own controversial take on the refugee and migration crisis, [read more…]
(Sydney Morning Herald) – In the last week, heart-wrenching photographs of dead children on Europe’s shores have re-ignited calls for wealthy western states to reform their refugee policies and re-settle more people fleeing the wars [read more…]
(New York Daily News) – France and Britain offered to welcome a combined 44,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, as a former State Department official said the U.S. needs to do more. Nicholas [read more…]
TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting. It captures everything we don’t want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: [read more…]