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The U.S. Government Turned Away Thousands of Jewish Refugees, Fearing That They Were Nazi Spies

In the summer of 1942, the <i>SS Drottningholm</i> set sail carrying hundreds of desperate Jewish refugees, en route to New York City from Sweden. Among them …

Syrian refugees: U.S. officials struggle with fear vs. American values

As he listens to the debate over the Syrian refugee crisis, Shams Faryabi understands the plight of families desperate to flee the bloodshed of their …

Immigrants May Impact an Election

With President Obama's executive actions to shield up to five million immigrants from deportation now stalled in the courts, the conventional wisdom is that his proposal is a loser for the administration and the Democrats. Twenty-six states filed suit to stop him and it's safe to say an energized …

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The U.S. Has A Very Long History Of Hostility Toward Refugees

Friday night's attacks in Paris prompted a number of governors to announce plans to bar Syrian refugees over concerns about terrorism -- statements that echo decades of American hostility toward refugees.<p>Polls taken since the 1930s show that general suspicion of people fleeing international …

North Africa

Illegal Immigrants Attack And Bite Summerdale Cop

<b>SUMMERDALE, AL-</b> 10-48: officer needs assistance.<p>It's an emergency radio call no officer wants to hear.<p>Summerdale police Corporal Vince Miller was …

The Side of Mexican Immigration That You Need to See

I co-founded UBELONG in 2009 with my friend Cedric Hodgeman to empower ordinary citizens through high-impact international volunteering and learning opportunities.<p>In November 2014, we did something really special: a UBELONG Expedition titled <i>Mexico: Immigration Through the Lens</i>, a 10-day trip to …

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