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  • December 23, 2019

    A leaked State Department memo opposes a bill that would resettle Syrian refugees in the US

    It’s one of many ways the Trump administration has tried to scale back the US refugee program.

  • October 29, 2018

    "We used to take refugees because they were Jewish. Now we take them because we are."

    An interview with the refugee group HIAS, which fights for refugees of all religions in the US.

  • September 4, 2018

    The looming fight for Idlib, Syria’s last main rebel stronghold, explained

    Even President Donald Trump is worried about the likely humanitarian catastrophe.

  • April 13, 2018

    The US has all but slammed the door on Syrian refugees

    The Trump administration uses Syrian refugees’ traumas as a reason the war needs to end — but not a reason to let them in.

  • April 6, 2017

    The best way the US could help Syrians: open the borders

    Bombing is rarely the best way to help people.

  • January 28, 2017

    America just turned its back on Syrian refugees. Here is the hell they are fleeing.

    This is what life is really like for the Syrians that Donald Trump has just blocked from taking refuge in the United States.

  • December 31, 2015

    Why Mormons identify with Syrian refugees

    It goes back to the roots of the Mormon faith.

  • November 23, 2015

    Syria’s neighbors can’t solve the refugee crisis on their own

    What's wrong with assuming that Syrian refugees can just go to nearby countries.

  • November 19, 2015

    Republicans have Obama in a corner on Syrian refugees

    A bill that would require three top government officials to personally sign off on every single Syrian refugee coming to the US just passed the House — with a veto-proof majority.

  • November 19, 2015

    How America’s rejection of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany haunts our refugee policy today

    In 1939, 900 Jews sailed across the Atlantic to escape from Hitler. America turned them away.

  • November 18, 2015

    These charts put the US response to Syrian refugees in context: it's pitifully small

    The US has resettled fewer than 0.05 percent of all Syrian refugees.

  • November 18, 2015

    Mayor uses Japanese internment camps to defend his rejection of Syrian refugees

    As in, he says internment was a good thing.

  • November 18, 2015

    The US used to accept a lot of refugees. This chart shows what happened.

    Where do refugees in the US come from?

  • November 18, 2015

    How one state is already keeping out Syrian refugees

    For the nonprofit organizations in charge of helping refugees settle in the US, life is about to get a lot harder.

  • November 17, 2015

    Here's what GOP governors can do to try to keep refugees out of their states

    They can't prevent refugees from entering, but they can make it a lot harder for them to learn English and get jobs.

  • November 16, 2015

    Is Mike Huckabee right that refugees from hot countries hate Minnesota? An investigation.

    The results might actually surprise you.

  • November 16, 2015

    The US is so paranoid about Syrian refugees that it’s letting barely any in

    Refugees aren't just slipping into the US. Screening takes two years, and it's nearly impossible for people to pass.

  • October 2, 2015

    German "escape helpers" are running an underground railroad for Syrian refugees

    Ordinary Germans are taking Europe's worst immigration crisis into their own hands — and facing imprisonment.

  • October 1, 2015

    Humans of New York shifts focus to the horrific journeys of Syrian refugees and migrants

    4 million people have fled Syria, and 7 million remain internally displaced.

  • September 18, 2015

    The right to asylum: Why Europe has to take in people fleeing persecution

    It's not just a nice thing to do — it's a matter of national and international law. Here's how it works.

  • September 14, 2015

    Europe, facing worst refugee crisis since WWII, adopts bold “do basically nothing” plan

    What happens when the interior ministers of every EU country join together to find a solution to a pressing crisis? Not a lot, as it turns out.

  • September 14, 2015

    Why Germany just closed its borders to refugees

    It's a total 180-degree turn from Angela Merkel's previous position. But there's a reason for it.

  • September 14, 2015

    Migrant vs. refugee: what the terms mean, and why they matter

    Whether people say Europe is facing a "refugee crisis" or a "migrant crisis" tends to depend on how they feel about the people who are coming.

  • September 11, 2015

    The horrifying video of a Hungarian journalist tripping Syrian refugees, explained

    One of the most horrifying videos to come out of the refugee crisis — and what it tells us.

  • September 11, 2015

    Why the US isn't taking more Syrian refugees

    The US just promised to take in 10,000 Syrians — but that's barely a drop in the bucket.