Walker said his experience in local government taught him to focus on the process used to reach decisions.
Conjoined twin boys Moaz and Nawras have been evacuated out of one of Syria’s most embattled areas for urgent medical treatment, following an international appeal to save their lives.
Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government failed to consult the state regarding refugee placement. Alabama is the second state to sue the government over the resettlement issue.
Indiana’s governor has asked the Catholic Church to halt a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the state. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski explains why he expects the archdiocese to move forward anyway.
Texas backed down from a request that the court immediately block Syrian refugees from the state. But the state still alleges the U.S. has been acting improperly in how it settles Syrian refugees.
The petition states, “We, the undersigned, will not allow fear-mongering to drown out our compassion for those seeking refuge from war or violent conflict …”
Alaska’s congressman and U.S. senators are among the chorus of political leaders calling on President Obama to suspend his plan to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees.
Police have announced there is a ninth suspect. Belgium canceled a football match and raised its security alert. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry met with French President François Hollande.
Governors in more than a dozen states have asked the federal government not to resettle any more Syrian refugees in their states, as presidential candidates also question the ability to screen them.
Refugee crises start as short-term emergencies, like Afghanistan in 1979. Then they become a challenge for decades — like Afghan refugees today, and perhaps Syrian refugees in the years to come.