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    Book Discussion on City of Thorns

    Ben Rawlence talked about his book, City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp, about life in Dadaab Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The camp, the largest in…

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    Refugee and Visa Programs

    Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing on security concerns related to U.S. refugee and visa policy. Francis Taylor told committee members that the…

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    Super Bowl and Human Trafficking

    Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) talked about efforts to combat sex trafficking in the U.S., especially as the Super Bowl approaches. He also weighed in on Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY)…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    United Kingdom public policy representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter testified at a British Home Affairs Committee hearing on their companies' approaches to countering…

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    Refugee Resettlement

    State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials discussed the U.S. refugee resettlement system and Welcoming Communities initiative. They talked about the…

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    Syrian Refugee Crisis

    The deputy prime ministers of Turkey and Belgium, Queen Rania of Jordan, and the resident of the International Committee of the Red Cross talked about ways businesses and non-profit…

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    Senators Reid and McConnell on Syria Refugees Bill

    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) previewed a vote on a bill to vet Syrian refugees. Senator Reid said the bill was exclusionary,…

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    Newsmakers with Leon Rodriguez

    Leon Rodriguez talked about steps U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was taking to intensify the screening of refugees seeking asylum and new immigrants coming into the…

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    Refugee Resettlement Center Visit

    Secretary of State John Kerry made remarks after meeting with staff and clients at the International Rescue Committee’s refugee resettlement office in Silver Spring, Maryland. This…

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    Secretary of State John Kerry Foreign Policy Address

    Secretary of State John Kerry made remarks on the Obama administration’s foreign policy agenda for 2016. Topics included the conflict in Syria and the Syrian refugee crisis, the…

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    Congressional Reaction on Iraqi Refugee Arrests

    House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mike McCaul (R-TX) and other committee members spoke to reporters on the recent arrests of two Iraqi refugees in the U.S. on terrorism-related…

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    Human Rights in China

    Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin talked about her experience having her visa denied before her trip to compete in the Miss World finals held in China. She argues her visa was denied…

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    Syrian Refugee Policy

    Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker talked about the Syrian refugee crisis at a forum hosted by the Arab Center Washington DC. He criticized the Obama administration for its lack of…

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    Foreign Travelers and National Security

    Officials from Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Departments of State and Homeland Security testified at a hearing on national security concerns related to foreign travelers…

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    Visa Requirements for Refugees

    Frank Cilluffo talked about congressional efforts to tighten visa requirements for refugees trying to enter the U.S. from Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Sudan. He also discussed ISIS. The…

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    Syrian Refugee Crisis, Panel 1

    Leaders from humanitarian and advocacy group talked about the global response to the Syrian refugee crisis following the November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris. Slides were…

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    Syrian Refugee Crisis, Panel 3

    German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig and senior policy fellows from the Brookings Institution and the Migration Policy Institute talked about the humanitarian and security…

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    Syrian Refugee Crisis, Panel 2

    State Department officials talked about the humanitarian and security implications of the Syrian refugee crisis following the November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris. …

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    Book Discussion on In Order to Live

    Yeonmi Park talked about her book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, about what is was like growing up in North Korea. She also spoke about her escape…

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    Presidential Candidate Ben Carson at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum

    Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum at the Ronald Reagan Building and International…

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