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Joint Statement released by France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America on the occasion of the 11-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising “Today marks 11 years since the Syrian people courageously and peacefully took to … Read More
The announcement that the refugee resettlement program for 2021 will hit an all time low of 15,000 (down from 18,000 places last year) shocks the conscience of all Americans who understand how vital it is “to welcome the stranger.” This … Read More
Image: UN High Commissioner for Refugees during Global Refugees Forum on December 17th, 2019 (Photograph by Jean Marc Ferré) "With the world mobilizing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many countries are rightly adopting exceptional measures, limiting air travel and … Read More
“My future has been taken from me,” the solemn faced doctor told me. He could have been speaking on behalf of so many other Syrians too who now must piece together a new life in Turkey. In November, I visited … Read More
On Friday, January 31, the Trump administration announced the expansion of the Muslim ban, which will now suspend immigrant visas that can lead to permanent status in the United States for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, and Nigeria. It will … Read More
World Refugee Day: Let This Be the Last F. Murray Abraham I am the proud son of a Syrian refugee. My brothers, Pvt. Robert Abraham, Regular Army and Pvt. Jack Abraham, a U.S. Marine, also were proud of their Syrian … Read More