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.
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.
I love to eat--most of us do. And here's a cookbook that let's us enjoy great food AND support the entrepreneurship of a young mother from Syria who is turning her culinary talents into a business in her new home in America.
He didn't say a thing about 401 (k)s points out a busy young mother of three. In Kentucky, Rachel Webb talks about how God nudged her into working with refugees and the way it transformed life for herself and her family.
The Trump administration keeps cutting the numbers of immigrants allowed into the nation. Asylum seekers are trapped just on the other side of our borders. Is there anything you can do now to make a difference? Absolutely!
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 were... Continue Reading →