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  • Panel Discussion on Refugees
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    Panel Discussion on Refugees

    Panelists talked about refugees. Panelists included Deborah Campbell, author of A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War, and Oscar Martinez, author of A…

  • Heritage Foundation Forum Explores Changes to Refugee Admissions Policy
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    Refugee Resettlement

    Experts from the United Nations and State Department talked about the strength and weaknesses of the U.S. refugee resettlement program. The panelists examined the Heritage Foundation’s…

  • State Officials Discuss Immigration and Refugee Policy
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    Immigration and Refugee Policy

    The Center for American Progress co-hosted a discussion with Welcoming America to explore ways state and community leaders are working to engage with immigrant and refugee communities.…

  • Jewish Refugees on the St Louis
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    Jewish Refugees on the St. Louis

    Historians from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum talked about the journey of the St. Louis and the fate of its passengers. In 1939, some 900 Jewish refugees sailed from Hamburg, Germany,…

  • emThe Tempest Tossedem
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    The Tempest Tossed

    The Tempest Tossed was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Mia and Ava Lazar from Blacksburg, Virginia, produced the video. Mia is a freshman at Blacksburg High…

  • Immigration and Refugees
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    Immigration and Refugees

    Panelists talked about immigration policy and refugees in the United States. Speakers included a former CIA analyst, a Syrian activist, a Muslim adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, and the…

  • Washington Journal Joshua Hammer Discusses the Refugee Crisis
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    Challenges Facing Refugees

    Joshua Hammer talked about his piece in the April 2017 issue of Smithsonian Magazine, in which he highlights the challenges facing refugees. He spoke via Skype. This program was part of a…

  • After Words with Melissa Fleming
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    After Words with Melissa Fleming

    Melissa Fleming talked about her book A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, in which she tells the story of a young Syrian woman’s…

  • emThe Life We Were Givenem
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    The Life We Were Given

    Dana Sachs talked about her book, The Life We Were Givern: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of the War in Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, there were over 800,000…

  • Trump Administration Officials Unveil Revised Travel Ban
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    President's Order on Refugees and Immigrants

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced the president’s latest executive order on immigration and refugees. This…

  • Senator Dick Durbin Criticizes Revised Travel Ban Executive Order
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    Senator Durbin on Travel Ban

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke out against President Trump’s most recent executive order on refugees and immigrants.

  • Sean Spicer Briefs Reporters at the White House
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefed reporters at the White House and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including the reaction to its handling of an executive order…

  • Senators Feinstein Schumer and Cotton on Immigration Order Repeal
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    Senators Feinstein, Schumer and Cotton on Immigration Order Repeal

    Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) unsuccessfully called for a vote on a bill to repeal President Trump’s executive action on refugees and immigration. Senator Tom…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should U.S. Limit Refugees Based on Religion?” Video clips from the previous day were shown…

  • Former First Lady Laura Bush Discusses North Koreas Record on Human Rights
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    Former First Lady Laura Bush on Human Rights in North Korea

    Former First Lady Laura Bush delivered remarks on human rights in North Korea, followed by a discussion with North Korean refugees on their experiences adapting to life in the U.S. “The Story of North Korean…

  • US Refugee Policy Since World War II
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    U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War II

    Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as…

  • Discussion Focuses on the Global Refugee Crisis
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    Global Refugee Crisis

    Panelists talked about the role and coordination of public and private international organizations in addressing the global refugee crisis. Speakers include representatives from the World…

  • Freed Peoples Refugee Camps
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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of…

  • Americas Cold War Refugee Policy
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    America's Cold War Refugee Policy

    Professor Gunther Peck talked about America’s immigration policy toward refugees during the Cold War. He described how people fleeing communist countries, such as Cuba, were given easier…

  • AmericanArab AntiDiscrimination Committee Hosts Convention
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    Refugee Resettlement

    Panelists talked about the global refugee crisis and resettlement efforts. Speakers included the regional representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and State…

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