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Pope Francis decries ‘shipwreck of civilization’ as he visits refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

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Pope Francis met with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos Sunday, his second trip to the island -- which has become a symbol of the migrant crisis -- in five years. "Please let us stop this shipwreck of civilizat...

Father-son Afghan refugees reunite in NYC after five years apart, with help from Fox

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On Aug. 15, the Taliban left a threatening letter on Ahmad Fanoos’ instrument case warning him and his family to stop playing music or else. "All your family members are busy with these dirty activities," the letter ...

This pilot fled Afghanistan as a child. Now he’s bringing Afghan refugees hope on their journey to America

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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. Zak Khogyani has seen sights and wonders that would fill you with awe. He's walked through Antelope Ca...

Red Cross warns of ‘serious problems’ with remote Bangladesh island housing Rohingya refugees

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A senior Red Cross official warned that "serious problems" remain with a remote island off southern Bangladesh housing Rohingya refugees, as officials prepared to ship thousands more people there this week. Since las...

Harry and Meghan visit Afghan refugees at Task Force Liberty

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Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited a military base Thursday where they met Afghan refugees who had made it to the United States. The couple spoke with women recently arrived at Task Force Libe...

White House takes unprecedented steps to allow private citizens to sponsor Afghan refugees

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The Biden administration is taking an unprecedented step to resettle the 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the US military bases where they've been living for weeks and into permanent homes, an official leading the effort...

Biden admin gives another $20 million to Mexico, Central America for migrants and refugees

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The State Department announced that through its Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, it is providing the money "to help meet urgent humanitarian needs for the nearly 700,00 asylum seekers, refugees and vulne...

Majority of Americans support accepting Afghan refugees who worked with US, new poll shows

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The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 72% of Americans say they favor the U.S. granting refugee status to people who worked with the U.S. or Afghan governments during...

Two Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy facing charges of sex crimes against a minor and domestic abuse

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Bahrullah Noori, a 20-year-old Afghan evacuee, is being charged with attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor using force against that person along with three other counts of engaging in a sex act with a min...

Ohio Senate candidate who compared refugees to alligators is the grandson of refugees aided by resettlement organizations

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An Ohio Senate candidate who has pushed strong anti-refugee messages against Afghans and others is the grandson of refugees from Europe who settled in the Cleveland area with the aid of at least two resettlement org...

Organizations hiring translators as thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in US

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Some states are struggling to find enough translators while others say they have plenty and are even turning people away. One volunteer who spoke with Fox News, and is remaining anonymous for her safety, has been a t...

Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees: ‘We were them’

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A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Wash., Do remembers hearing how her parents sought to leave Saigon after Vietnam fell to communist rule in 1975 and the American military airlifted out allies in the final hours. It t...

Biden signs executive order adding measles to list of quarantinable diseases after outbreak among US-bound Afghan refugees

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President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to the list of quarantinable diseases roughly one week after several Afghan refugees who had recently arrived in the US tested positive for the ...

Montana GOP congressman blasts Biden effort to resettle Afghan refugees in his state

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Washington A House Republican on Friday publicly pushed back against the Biden administration's plan to resettle Afghan nationals in his home state of Montana and suggested that the refugees are not properly vetted, ...

DC getting zero Afghan refugees in first wave of resettlement, as many states get 1,000+

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State Department data shows where the initial group of 37,000 Afghans are heading after being processed into the United States.  REPUBLICAN STUDY MITTEE PLEDGES TO FIGHT ‘DANGEROUS OPEN BORDER’ AFGHAN REFUGEE PLAN  ...

Ingraham claims Biden administration sees Afghan refugees as ‘cheap labor and easy votes’

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"The American people have been voting since 2008 for presidents to stop the never-ending wars in the Middle East – little did anyone know that under Biden, that would just mean bringing our troops home from Afghanist...

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