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Faraj Ghazi al-Jamous, a Syrian refugee who was prevented from travel to the United States due to President Donald Trump's executive order blocking entry to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Syria, holds out a certificate provided by the International Organisation of Migration verifying that he "completed an intensive cultural orientation course" for resettlement, in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 1, 2017. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Has Undercut U.S. Refugee Resettlement. Here’s One Way to Restore It.

Instead of closing resettlement offices and blocking the entry of people from war-ravaged countries, the United States should maintain its historical commitments.

North Koreans attend a mass rally in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Dec. 1, 2017. (Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Needs to Get Serious About Human Rights in North Korea

More than 20 million North Koreans have their human dignity trampled upon daily. The United States should do more for them.

Palestinian schoolgirls and women attend a protest in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah on March 8, 2010. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Palestinian Budget Cuts

By cutting aid to Palestinian refugees, the United States is undermining stability in the entire region.

A Syrian refugee family from Aleppo takes shelter during a rainy day on March 8, 2014 in Istanbul. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany Is Preparing to Send Refugees Back to Syria

Syria’s war isn’t over, but a growing number of German policymakers are trying to revoke asylum and send Syrians back home — against their will, if necessary.

President Donald Trump leaves the lecture after addressing the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump Boycotts U.N. Migration Talks

The White House’s ‘America First’ policymakers see little gain in setting the global rules for migration.

Refugees arriving from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios in 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out

An obscure new policy would give priority to refugees who seem like they might “assimilate.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Is U.S. Immigration Policy Worse Than It’s Ever Been?

Suketu Mehta and Becca Heller talk President Trump, the real economy of immigration, and getting trolled by Ann Coulter.

People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump to Cut Number of Refugees in U.S. by More Than Half

A long, contentious internal debate concludes with the lowest quota in almost 40 years.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an election campaign rally of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Neuss, western Germany on September 21, 2017, during the final days before Germans head to the polls. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ        (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Angela Merkel’s Great Escape

The chancellor's response to the refugee crisis was going to be her downfall. Then Germany's welfare state kicked in.

TOPSHOT - North Korean soldiers patrol next to the border fence near the town of Sinuiju across from the Chinese border town of Dandong on February 10, 2016.  North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could fuel a nuclear bomb and is seeking missile technology that could threaten the United States, Washington's top spy said.   AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Regime Change by Exit Visa

How to take down Kim Jong Un by taking in his huddled masses.

Refugees protest outside the Asylum Service in Athens on September 19, 2017, to call for immediate reunifications with their families in Germany.
Refugees , living in different camps  around Athens demanded to travel at the legally provided deadline of six month. Germany has limited the families reunifications to 70  per month.  / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI        (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: About 1 Million Refugees Left in Limbo in Europe Through 2016

Half of Europe’s asylum seekers in the last two years were still awaiting word on whether they could stay at the end of 2016.

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This Land Is Their Land

Immigration is inevitable. When will the West learn that it promises salvation — not destruction?

Kasim Muhammed Tahir and his pet bird Abboud

The Things They Carried: The Iraqis Who Fled Mosul

Escaping war and the Islamic State, families took with them what little they could carry — remembrances of loved ones and the past.

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