refugee

Arkansas

Arkansas lawmakers question implementation of federal refugee resettlement program • Arkansas Advocate

Arkansas lawmakers on a split vote approved an amended Department of Human Services appropriations bill Thursday and promised continued discussion about the state’s involvement in a federal refugee resettlement program.  The Joint Budget Committee advanced an amended version of House Bill 1077 that changed some appropriations for DHS’ Division of County Operations, but the refugee […]

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Mayor

The Syrian Refugee Who Became Mayor Of A German Village

Ryyan Alshebl fled war-torn Syria in 2015, arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after a harrowing four-hour journey on a rubber boat. Eight years on, he is the mayor of a German village. “It was dark and cold and there was not a single light to be seen on Lesbos,” he recalls. “A few […]

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Mayor

Former Cambridge mayor Alice Wolf, an advocate for refugees and LGBTQ equality, dies at 89

With a quietly fierce dedication to preserving the rights of anyone marginalized by society, she served Cambridge for nearly 35 years as a School Committee member, councilor, mayor, and state representative. Ms. Wolf died Thursday in her Cambridge home. She was 89 and had been diagnosed with leukemia. Get Today’s Headlines The day’s top stories […]

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