A Bible Belt State Embraces Refugees

When a conservative governor and conservative members of local government embrace refugees, it’s worth taking a look at how that came about. Emily Crane Linn (above) executive director of Canopy NWA, the Arkansas refugee resettlement agency, talks about the support state leaders got that helped them stay true to their conservative values of welcoming the stranger.

A Republican Governor Stands Up for Refugees

You’ll be surprised by who said this:

“America was founded by immigrants. Through the years they have fought to preserve our freedom and made the United States the greatest country on earth.”

A Republican governor who once tweeted his opposition to Syrian refugees tells his state’s General Assembly why he approved admitting refugees to his state and then calmly answers 30 minutes of largely hostile questions about the decision.

How Refugees and Immigrants Help Iowa

As Iowa Democrats flock to their caucuses today, let’s take a look at refugee resettlement throughout the state. A central tenet of today’s Republican Party is keeping people out of the country. What does that mean for a state like Iowa? Members of one small community say it couldn’t survive without refugees. “If they wereContinue reading “How Refugees and Immigrants Help Iowa”