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Aid workers face trial in Greece for spying after refugee rescues

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(Athens)Dozens of aid workers involved in refugee rescues, including a Syrian refugee, go on trial in Greece this week on charges of spying and disclosing state secrets, in a case rights groups have decried as "farc...

This California woman has helped hundreds of refugee families. It all started with a Jumparoo

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This is part of a CNN series, "The Helpers," which showcases people who are going the extra mile to help others and make their communities a better place. Earlier this year, Miry Whitehill met a family of Afghan ref...

Rep. Herrell warns of ‘flawed’ Afghan refugee vetting process after alleged attacks

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"We already know there's weakness in the vetting process and the screenings, and we want to make sure as this continues, we can make sure the American people can feel safe and secure about the entire process," Herrel...

Oversight Republicans urge DHS OIG to investigate Afghan refugee vetting, resettlement

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In a letter to Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, Reps. Yvette Herrell, R-N.M., and James Comer, R-Ky., express concern about the processes surrounding the evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghans into the U.S. in t...

Tom Cotton blasts White House on lack of Afghan refugee vetting: ‘Joe Biden screwed it up’

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KABUL FACES BLACKOUT AS TALIBAN FAILS TO PAY THE BILLS TOM COTTON: Joe Biden screwed it up coming and going. First, we left a lot of people in Afghanistan who should have gotten out. Second, we brought a lot of peopl...

Refugee groups race to find housing for 53,000 Afghan evacuees

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Refugee resettlement agencies are racing to find housing for the approximately 53,000 Afghans on military bases in the United States who will eventually be resettled in the country, but the groups are facing a strai...

Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp

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Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, a United Nations spokesperson and a local police official said, following months of worsening violence ...

Biden administration doubles refugee admissions target to 125K

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"The Report to Congress recommends an increase in the refugee admissions target from 62,500 in Fiscal Year 2021 to 125,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 to address needs generated by humanitarian crises around the globe," the ...

Second official departs DHS as agency grapples with border surge and Afghanistan refugee influx

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David Shahoulian, a senior Biden official at the Department of Homeland Security and influential figure on border issues, is leaving the department for personal reasons, a source familiar with the departure told CNN...

Biden’s Afghan refugee request sparks conservative fears of ‘unlimited green cards’

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The language was included in a request for a continuing resolution (CR) to allow for lawmakers to pass a budget for fiscal year 2022, which also includes a $ 14 billion request for disaster relief. MAYORKAS DEFENDS ...

Fort McCoy hit by case of measles amid Afghan refugee resettlement effort

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An internal government email, viewed by Fox News, said that the base confirmed a case of the measles on Sunday.  UNVETTED AFGHAN REFUGEES ALLOWED TO LEAVE WISCONSIN MILITARY BASE UNSUPERVISED: REP. TIFFANY "All thos...

Florida Coast Guard rescues Cuban refugee, as 3 other migrants aboard makeshift raft believed to have died

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Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue saved one man "after a good Samaritan came across him in Biscayne Bay Saturday," U.S. Coast Guard Southeast said in a statement Sunday, r...

War veterans fundraising for private refugee charter flights: Biden ‘has a moral obligation to help’

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Tyler Merritt and James Miervaldis told "Fox News Primetime" on Friday that they were in contact with Afghans with "visas in hand" who had gone through the process of contacting the State Department and being "screen...

Ilhan Omar: As a refugee, I want America to open its arms to those fleeing Afghanistan

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Ilhan Omar is a Democratic US representative from Minnesota and the author of This is What America Looks Like. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely her own. View more opinion on CNN. As I heard the n...

‘Every risk that I took, it’s all worth it’: Abbas Karimi fled Afghanistan at age 16, now he’s representing the Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo 2020

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Bringing a child into the world should be the happiest day of any parent's life. But Abbas Karimi said that when his mother gave birth to him in Afghanistan, his parents were riddled with anxiety. Karimi was born ...

Charlie Dent: An Afghan refugee lived with my family. Biden has let her and her country down

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Charlie Dent is a former Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who served as chair of the House Ethics Committee from 2015 until 2017 and chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Ve...

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