Stories tagged: refugees
Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
For the millions of Syrian refugees scattered across camps and illegal settlements, the chemical attack on a town in northern Syria and subsequent U.S. strike was a rare moment when …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Turkey’s willingness to open its borders to millions of refugees and commit scarce national resources to their well-being is remarkable.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of civil war has surpassed the 5-million mark, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
A federal appeals court said Thursday that it would hear arguments in early May over the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against its travel ban, potentially leaving …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …
Sat., March 18, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
The government is asking a federal judge to clarify his order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing it shouldn’t apply to a global freeze on refugees entering the …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Maryland’s attorney general says he plans to use newfound power to sue the federal government by joining a Washington state lawsuit trying to upend President Donald Trump’s new travel ban.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Director Evgeny Afineevsky hopes his new documentary, “Cries From Syria,” which premieres at 10 p.m. Monday on HBO, can revive our collective sympathy.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
In the month since a federal court ruling halted President Donald Trump’s ban on refugee admissions, about 60 refugees settled in Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday temporarily banning new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim countries. Here’s what you need to know.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
At least 69 bomb threats have been directed at 54 Jewish Community Centers across the United States since the inauguration.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers discusses refugees, meets privately with constituents on health care in district visit
Amid calls for her to appear publicly at a town hall event, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers discussed refugee issues with service groups and held a closed-door meeting with a handful …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
One of the nine organizations that works with the United Nation’s refugee program announced Wednesday it will lay off about 140 staff and close five offices that have resettled more …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
World Relief Spokane will host a benefit concert Friday to showcase music from around the world while raising funds for their work supporting refugees.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
After a week in which President Donald Trump tweeted about
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
If this was simply a way to follow through on a long-ago campaign promise to impose a moratorium of sorts on Muslims entering the country, then we can be thankful …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Some of the bravest, smartest, most wonderful people I know happen to be Muslim. Some are refugees. Some are from the seven nations cited in the travel ban. All are …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Officials with the Global Business Travel Association say roughly $185 million in business travel bookings were lost in the week following President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking refugees and people …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
U.S. officials stopped screening refugees held on Nauru for potential resettlement in the United States this week but will return to the Pacific atoll to continue working toward a deal …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
The U.S. government is refusing to comply with a court order to identify people who were stopped at airports under President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven countries, lawyers …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
The number of Burundians fleeing political violence is expected to reach 500,000 this year, and the United Nations is seeking more land for refugee camps in neighboring countries, the U.N. …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
The federal judge who stopped President Donald Trump’s travel ban is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind and past volunteer work for refugees.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he agrees with President Donald Trump that persecuted Christians should be treated as priority in the U.S. refugee program despite acknowledging that such preference is …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
A federal judge in Seattle halted major portions of President Trump’s immigration restrictions Friday afternoon.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
We all want safety, but we don’t want to surrender the compassion that has shaped our nation’s character. It’s not too late to take a more thoughtful approach.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Nearly 900 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite President Donald Trump’s order suspending the U.S. refugees program, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.