I have been technically stateless for my whole life. From the age of 10 or 11, I felt this intense need for a passport. I wanted freedom, identity and a sense of belonging to a country.
The challenge of educating during a national crisis has long plagued contexts of war and displacement.
"Not much has been left standing," MSF Head of Mission in Greece Stephan Oberreit told Newsweek.
The woman was being airlifted from Lampedusa to a hospital in Sicily only an hour away, but gave birth while airborne.
"Given that [Pham's] already worked for ICE within this administration, and this administration has aggressively ramped up targeting of Southeast Asian refugee communities, we don't feel optimistic that there will be a change in how ICE is run," Phi Nguyen said.
Trump's speech at the White House naturalization ceremony made it sound like his administration should doing its utmost to welcome refugees to America. But no president has ever curtailed refugee admissions like Trump.
Around 1 percent of the world's population is forcibly displaced so what impact did the photo of Alan Kurdi that "shook the world" really have?
"Right now, everyone in Lebanon is afraid of shortages," said UNRWA spokesperson Huda Samra.
"The only solution is martial law on the border, putting the United States Army in charge of it," retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor said in 2019.
"We know how it feels to be scared and hungry with no place to go," a Palestinian refugee told Newsweek.
People who do not agree with refugees may not realize that refugees are vulnerable, they are being forced to leave. Imagine living in a house, living normally and somebody comes in and says, "you need to leave within 24 hours".
After Ankara suggested it would not prevent migrants and refugees from leaving Turkey, thousands of refugees have headed toward the border with Greece.
The Trump administration is upending America's commitment to refugees. Such policies go to the heart of the nation's identity, what it represents and how it should live out its founding creed.
"These will not be legal tender in our household," said King's College London Prof. Jonathan Grant about the Brexit coin.
Arizona Republican State Representative Jay Lawrence told an audience at a political event that he did not believe in allowing refugees to settle in Arizona, despite voting for a pro-refugee resolution last year. "I just think it's best for the state of Arizona," Lawrence said.
"I think the message is that they don't like unaccompanied child refugees joining their families in Britain," said Alf Dubs, a Labour member of the Lords who fought for the child refugee protections in 2016.
"We don't see how converting the centers into prisons represents a solution," said MSF spokesperson Tommaso Santo.
October 2019 was the first month in 30 years that the U.S. failed to allow even one refugee to resettle, according to World Relief.
Democrats are calling for an immediate briefing on the potentially "crippling long-term consequences" of the Trump administration's slashing of refugee admissions.
Refugees began arriving in the U.S. after a month-long hiatus during which the Trump administration cut the number of refugees admitted into the country to its lowest level in years.
An Ontario priest was sentenced to two years in a minimal security prison for gambling the money of parishioners that was meant for Iraqi and Syrian refugees.
The Trump Administration is trying to destroy an American tradition of serving as a sanctuary for the threatened and persecuted that stretches back to the Pilgrims. I can't stand by.
"At a certain point, Turkey reached its limit," Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, regarding the influx of refugees from Syria into Turkey as a result of a brutal civil war raging in the country.
"This nightmare must end!" said Médecins Sans Frontières, calling for children and other vulnerable residents to be transferred out of the camp.
Turkey wants to clear Kurdish armed forces away from its southern border in "Operation Peace Spring."
The U.S. allowed just 4,900 Muslim refugees into the country in fiscal year 2019.
"We are calling...for the emergency relocation of the most vulnerable," Médecins Sans Frontières Head Of Mission in Greece Tommaso Santo said.
"I can see this having a large impact on the economy because refugees contribute in many ways and in many meaningful ways," said Steve Hubbard, a data scientist at New American Economy.