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Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in Tennessee

Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in TennesseeA Syrian refugee is expressing his support and love for the United States by offering free food to anyone affected by the government shutdown at his falafel shop in Tennessee. Yassin Terou, who immigrated to the country from Syria in 2011, said he wanted to help his community during the trying times of the partial government shutdown.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of playing politics with Christmas after drawing comparison between Jesus and refugees

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of playing politics with Christmas after drawing comparison between Jesus and refugeesThe incoming Democratic congresswoman tweets out a series of jabs at what she calls 'anti-immigrant pundits'; reaction from Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas.



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As Syria war winds down, refugees stay put despite hardships

As Syria war winds down, refugees stay put despite hardshipsSIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Rozan Qarqour lives with her husband and six children in a tiny room in an unfinished building, where they share a bathroom with other Syrian refugees. Her husband sells paper cups of cardamom-flavored Arabic coffee on the streets of the Lebanese port city of Sidon to earn a few dollars to buy bread and vegetables.



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Possible 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke meets with young refugees at US-Mexico border

Possible 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke meets with young refugees at US-Mexico borderFlanked by a group of politicians from across the country, Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke called on the public to pressure Donald Trump’s administration to close an immigrant detention centre in Tornillo which houses thousands of migrant children. Mr O’Rourke spoke with reporters outside of the detention centre on Saturday afternoon, bringing attention to the fact many of the young refugees had taken arduous journeys to arrive at the nation’s border — to wind up being housed in a facility separately from their families for months on end.



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Migrant caravan: More than 1,500 refugees and migrants arrive at US-Mexico border

Migrant caravan: More than 1,500 refugees and migrants arrive at US-Mexico borderHundreds of refugees and migrants that were part of a caravan travelling from Central America has reached the city of Tijuana at the US-Mexico border. In joining the more than 750 people that had already reached the city, there are now more than 1,500 migrants – many of them are fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Around 6,000 troops deployed by President Donald Trump are waiting on the other side of the border, having spent time building concrete barriers and erecting razor-wire fences to keep people out.



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U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees

U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugeesA spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the decision as “a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of U.N. resolutions.” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were an “irredeemably flawed operation.” “The administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA,” she said in a statement. UNRWA did not immediately comment on the U.S. decision.



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Palestinian refugees angry and dismayed at U.S. for halting funds to U.N. agency

Palestinian refugees angry and dismayed at U.S. for halting funds to U.N. agencyThe U.S. announcement on Friday that it will no longer support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has deepened a cash crisis at the agency, and heightened tensions with the Palestinian leadership. Most are descendants of the roughly 700,000 Palestinians who were driven out of their homes or fled the fighting in the 1948 war that led to Israel’s creation.



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Trump administration cuts aid funding for Palestinian refugees

Trump administration cuts aid funding for Palestinian refugeesThe United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, a week after slashing bilateral US aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The US supplies nearly 30 per cent of the total budget of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and had been demanding reforms in the way it is run. The US State Department said in a written statement the United States “will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation”.



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ICE Deports Another Group Of Cambodian Refugees While You Weren't Paying Attention

ICE Deports Another Group Of Cambodian Refugees While You Weren't Paying AttentionA group of about 30 refugees is currently being deported to Cambodia ― the



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Stabbing At Apartment Complex Leaves 9 Injured, Including Refugees

Stabbing At Apartment Complex Leaves 9 Injured, Including RefugeesA stabbing spree at an Idaho apartment complex Saturday night has left nine



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