Forum on refugee resettlement held in town

 

Forum on refugee resettlement held in town | The Charlotte News

Vermont Delegate Puspa Luitel speaks at a public forum on refugees, sharing his journey from a refugee camp in Nepal to graduating from Vermont Law School and serving on the Charlotte Planning Commission as a way to give back to his community.

Source: www.charlottenewsvt.org/2016/12/02/forum-on-refugee-resettlement-held-in-town/

 

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Iraqi teacher settles into her new life in Jacksonville

 

Good News: Iraqi teacher settles into her new life in Jacksonville | jacksonville.com Basma Alawee, a teacher at The Foundation Academy and refugee advocate, is continuing the work for which she was honored earlier this year by U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw. To highlight her accomplishments, Crenshaw entered remarks in the official Congressional Record.

Source: jacksonville.com/metro/2016-11-23/good-news-iraqi-teacher-settles-her-new-life-jacksonville

 

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Maui refugee represents Hawaii at national event

 

Maui refugee represents Hawaii at national event | News, Sports, Jobs – Maui News

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Colorado High Schooler Advocates For Refugees On National Stage

Colorado High Schooler Advocates For Refugees On National Stage

Shambel Zeru fled violence in his home country of Eritrea, lived in a refugee camp in Ethiopia and is now a senior at South High School. Zeru’s trip to Washington was part of the Refugee Congress, which included one refugee from each state. Zeru shared his story with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.

Listen to Shambel’s interview here: Colorado High Schooler Advocates For Refugees On National Stage

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Refugiados llegan a congreso de EE.UU.

 

Refugiados llegan a congreso de EE.UU. Ante el Congreso estadounidense, un grupo de refugiados provenientes del mundo, presentaron una petición para que sus necesidades sean atendidas.

Source: www.voanoticias.com/a/refugiados-congreso-washington-carlos-padilla/3528912.html

 

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Som Nath Subedi – Refuge Congress

 

Refugee Congress | OPB

Refugees from every state in the nation are currently gathered in Washington D.C. to speak to Congress. We talk to Bhutanese refugee Som Nath Subedi from Portland.

Source: www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/prosecution-rests-in-malheur-occupation-trial-talking-to-kids-about-legal-pot/

 

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Tucson man represents refugees in Washington, D.C.

 

Tucson man represents refugees in Washington, D.C. | Tucson Home + Life | tucson.com From Iraq to Tucson to Washington, D.C.

Source: tucson.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/tucson-man-represents-refugees-in-washington-d-c/article_2eacc98a-30f5-563d-af0e-0aae17a596ff.html

 

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Our representative at the Refugee Congress

 

Our representative at the Refugee Congress | News | lancasteronline.com Haidar Emhareb Al-Mhrabi longs to go back to Baghdad, where he knows the language and the streets and has friends and family.

Source: lancasteronline.com/news/our-representative-at-the-refugee-congress/article_dc47b682-dfb0-53d1-af6c-6e658a752ba3.html

 

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Refugees share personal stories with members of Congress

 

Refugees share personal stories with members of Congress A group of refugees from all 50 states are in Washington this week, sharing their stories of survival and trying to change opinions.

Source: www.local8now.com/content/news/Refugees-share-personal-stories-with-members-of-Congress-395503571.html

 

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Welcomed 
in Omaha, Karna Gurung now speaks out for all refugees

 

Welcomed 
in Omaha, Karna Gurung now speaks out for all refugees | Omaha Metro | omaha.com Gurung, who fled Bhutan as a child, shared his story with Capitol Hill lawmakers last week as part of the Refugee Congress, an annual event that brings a refugee from

Source: www.omaha.com/news/metro/welcomed-in-omaha-karna-gurung-now-speaks-out-for-all/article_aff76183-e013-5c7b-b68b-6405e0b5c7a8.html

 

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Capitol rally draws both sides of emotional refugee issue

Capitol rally draws both sides of emotional refugee issue

 

Capitol rally draws both sides of emotional refugee issue | Idaho Statesman Protesters supporting refugees from Syria and other war-torn parts of the world filled the steps of the Idaho Statehouse on Saturday to call for acceptance and compassion, while counterprotesters across the street packed the lawn in front of the statue of former Gov. Frank Steunenberg to call for more stringent screening requirements.

Source: www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article45783135.html

 

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Here’s How Easy It Is For A Refugee To Get Into America

 

Here’s How Easy It Is For A Refugee To Get Into America All you have to do is nearly die.

On an average day, 42,500 people are forced to leave their homes and seek protection elsewhere.

That’s just about the population size of Burlington, Vermont.

In 2014, the UN estimated 19.4 million people were forcibly displaced. That’s five times the population of Los Angeles.

Imagine now, a population five times the size of America’s second-largest city all looking for a new home, all at once.

Source: elitedaily.com/news/united-states-refugee-program/1299947/

 

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Frank Denton: The other side of the refugee issue

 

Frank Denton: The other side of the refugee issue | jacksonville.com The idea launched from Donald Trump’s campaign podium and bounced across political agendas across the country: “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”Both Gov. Rick Scott and Mayor Lenny Curry didn’t go that far but announced their opposition to the U.S. accepting any refugees from the Syrian war. Calmer voices, like the Times-Union editorial board, called for guaranteed tight …

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Why my state won’t turn refugees away

 

Why my state won’t turn refugees away – CNN.com The President has rightly kept his commitment to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States within a year. “

Source: edition.cnn.com/2015/11/17/opinions/markell-us-accept-refugees/index.html

 

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Marking World Refugee Day, Kenney vows to make Philly ‘a sanctuary for people who need protection’

 

Marking World Refugee Day, Kenney vows to make Philly ‘a sanctuary for people who need protection’ – philly-archives Doubling down on Philadelphia’s high-profile support for immigrants and refugees, Mayor Kenney on Monday pushed back against national candidates who “use immigration as a political football.” “I’m

Source: articles.philly.com/2016-06-22/news/73926889_1_refugees-juliane-ramic-hias-pennsylvania

 

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