You went through the legal channels, faced all the vetting and then—because of time—fell into a trench. You were reduced to your passport, and since it is hated, you were hated. One U.S. agency confounds another. This is chaos. Trump is not draining the swamp, he is muddying the waters.
The U.S. State Department on Saturday moved to begin admitting refugees, including Syrians, as soon as Monday after a federal judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration temporary ban on refugee admissions. For refugee families, they are trying to keep expectations in check and hope they do not end up back where they started.
The list of Wall Street banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds with extensive fundraising operations in Saudi Arabia reads like a “Who’s Who” of American business, including major firms from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to Blackstone and BlackRock. All these corporations are unwittingly helping to fund Saudi Arabia’s expansion of extremism.
Not surprisingly, Trump is continuing this awful partnership with the Saudis. But this time, it’s for an even more self-centered reason—they help keep him rich.
This new year will be marked by change and upheaval across the globe, including new leadership in the United States, and elections in France, Germany, Iran and India. Whatever the outcome, these moments are an opportunity to ask clear, honest questions of ourselves and of our world.
Thousands of people are starting to return to formerly rebel-held east Aleppo despite freezing weather and destruction “beyond imagination”, a top U.N. official told Reuters from the Syrian city. Given the appalling conditions, the U.N. is not encouraging people to return.
Trump seemingly can’t, or chooses not to, distinguish fact from fiction, and he has a long history of adopting conspiracy theories and Tweeting about them.
Judge Richard Posner, writing for the panel that decided unanimously against Pence, said his assertions of a national security threat were presented “without evidence” and amounted to “nightmare speculation.”
When Chris Cuomo interviewed Trump surrogate Rep. Sean Duffy this morning, it was a bizarre display of just how irrelevant facts have become.
The European Union on Thursday announced it was contracting 348 million euros ($393 mln) to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, part of the bloc’s migration cooperation with Ankara.
Violence and chaos in Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Libya, combined with long-running conflicts elsewhere, are fueling the largest mass migration of people since World War II.
Donald Trump’s last stand is — like everything Trump has done since he birthered his way into conservative politics — all about winning over white people.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, touring a refugee camp in the Middle East, called on the U.S. to do more to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war and address “a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years.”
As the world still reels in shock at Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, several experts and commentators are saying that the success of the “Leave” campaign represents a dangerous sign of hope for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump gave a speech Wednesday in New York City attacking Hillary Clinton’s economic and foreign policy positions and record. But how do you know if what he said was true or false? Test your lie-detecting skills below in The National Memo’s fun new fact-checking game, “Go Fact-Check Yourself”!
With the onset of winter, there is little sign of a letup in the migrant surge that has created a crisis in the European Union and refocused attention on Syria’s war.
There is irony aplenty in this season, which is celebrated throughout Christendom because of the tale of a babe born in a troubled precinct in the Middle East a little more than 2,000 years ago. You know the story.
When Syrians showed up at a Texas border crossing twice in one week last month amid the national debate about screening Syrian refugees, some immigration officials and lawmakers became alarmed, afraid they might be Muslim terrorists
As a group of Syrian refugees prepares to arrive in Texas, government officials are locked in an intensifying legal battle over whether the families can be blocked from resettling in the state.
This is the family’s third week living in two cramped rooms at the American Inn & Suites, and their third week in America. Refugees from Syria who fled a comfortable life in the suburbs of Damascus, they’re trying to make sense of this strange first chapter of their new life.
Congress returns to Washington this week facing a potential showdown over Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S., a battle that could lead to a partial shutdown of the government.