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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017

Iran suggests it will limit issuing of U.S. visas in reponse to Trump’s immigration and refugee orders

Iran’s foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to American tourists in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump’s suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from Muslim …


Growing fallout from Trump’s new immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON – The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries who had left the United States found …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017

Refugees detained at U.S. airports challenge Trump’s executive order

Refugees who were en route to the United States on Friday evening have been detained at U.S. airports and restricted from the country as a result of President Trump’s executive …


Despite earlier remarks, Pence applauds Trump’s ban on refugees

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood directly behind their boss Friday, one man on each side, as President Donald Trump announced an order that will ban …


Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Trump immigration ban brings fear to those with pending applications for residency

The expected ban on people from several counties from entering the United States for a period of time is causing uncertainty and fear among people who have pending immigration applications …


How will Trump’s policies affect the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region?

Presidents usually use their first 100 days to highlight promises they made in the campaign and emphasize progress on their agenda. Donald Trump is no exception, becoming the first president …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Trump to move on border security, immigration enforcement

President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security – including his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – and …


Eagle Scout project nets hundreds of blankets for Spokane-area refugees

Jared Freedland, a sophomore at West Valley High School, collected 335 blankets destined for Spokane-area refugees for his Eagle Scout project.


Sue Lani Madsen: Offering ‘radical hospitality’ to refugees helps all involved

’Tis the season of hospitality rooted in hospitality denied, as Christians retell the story of a young couple seeking shelter in Bethlehem. Welcoming refugees is still a touchy subject.


Syrian army Aleppo advance displaces thousands

Simultaneous advances by Syrian government and Kurdish-led forces into eastern Aleppo on Sunday set off a tide of displacement inside the divided city, with thousands of residents evacuating their premises, …


Twin Falls feels tension as refugees put down roots

Twin Falls is now a testing ground for whether the bitter cultural divisions intensified by this year’s presidential campaign can recede in favor of the co-dependency that marks many communities …


Idaho employer of refugees wrongly attacked

Chobani’s critics see a conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. with Muslims and displace U.S. workers with a low-wage labor force.


At least 239 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean, says UN

BRUSSELS – At least 239 migrants are believed to have drowned this week in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday, adding to …


France moves to dismantle notorious ‘Jungle’ refugee camp

CALAIS, France – More than 1,600 migrants were bused to new shelters across France on Monday as authorities prepared to dismantle the notorious “jungle” camp in Calais, a last stop …


Congolese refugees in Missoula share joys, discoveries

Gilbert Hategeka and Chantal Nyiramanza, Congolese refugees, learn how to live in their new world – Missoula.


100 years ago in Spokane: Speaker pleads for help for Jewish refugees in Europe

From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. B. Kornblith, Seattle district secretary of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, was in Spokane to plead for help for Jews in …


Terrain artwork features Ferris students giving voice to the refugee crisis

In the mornings when Lissa Robison would drive to work at Ferris High School she’d hear stories about refugees fleeing their homelands, and the dangers they faced. At the same …


Lindsay Lohan visits hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Turkey’s state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.


Boise takes in more Syrian refugees than New York and L.A. combined

Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian refugees have moved to the Gem State since last Oct. 1, all of them settling in Boise, according to new data …


Amy Goodman: On refugees, reason must defeat xenophobia, hate

From the Trumps’ hateful rhetoric to Obama’s pernicious refugee policies, the lives of millions hang in the balance.


Spokane teens volunteer at Greek refugee camps

After graduating in 2015, Spokane natives Cameron Conner and Grant Gallaher packed their tent and embarked on a volunteer mission that would take them to refugee camps near the Greek-Macedonian …


Zinke misstates rate of terrorist attacks by children

HELENA – U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has wrongly stated in two debates this week that 80 percent of terrorist attacks in a Central African conflict are carried out by children, …


U.S. meets target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees

The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced.


U.S. poised to hit Obama’s target of 10,000 Syrian refugees

After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September.


Aid dropped by crane reaches 75,000 Syrians on Jordan border

Cranes hoisted huge white bags with rice, lentils and dates from Jordan into tent camps on the Syrian side of a border berm – an unprecedented way of delivering U.N. …


Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio’s world stage

The Olympic refugee team is made up of sportsmen and women who have talent and drive, and the same dreams of competing on the world’s largest stage as athletes from …


Twin Falls officials face backlash over refugee assault case

Twin Falls, Idaho, officials have been inundated with angry emails in connection to a juvenile case in which three boys from Iraq and Sudan are accused of assaulting a 5-year-old …


Refugees take citizenship oath in Spokane during celebration

A few hundred of the many refugees who now call Spokane home gathered in Liberty Park on a cool and blustery Saturday morning for a celebration hosted by World Relief …


Connecting childhood hopes to homes: Lutheran Community Services recruiting families to help refugees

Across the world, millions of children have fled war. “They lose their parents or they get separated and they have to go through this refugee process alone,” explains Lisa Johnson, …