Homeland Insecurity in the US Dividing Refugee Families

Steve Lannen of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the unintended consequences of so-called ‘material support’ provisions contained within the Patriot Act: Losi Grodya works two jobs, has a driver’s license, is working on a community college degree and is readying to take her U.S. citizenship exam....

PSA: The Humanitarian Void in Iraq

From Refugees International: Uprooted and Unstable in Iraq “We are getting tired,” an Iraqi mother told Refugees International on our recent mission inside Iraq. “We just need a decent house to live in and decent food to live off of…” This woman and her family live rent-free in a house provided by the...

So Far From Home

A former Iraqi railroad worker, Salim Hamad had to leave almost everything behind to get where he is right now.  Yarmouk in Syria is, or at least was, largely a Palestinian refugee camp, with gray flats stacked upon each other like disused boxes, and sometimes packing in as many as fifteen refugees per...

Something Light For A Saturday Night: Two Songs With Nothing In Common

Hey, just stopping by for a quick few to drop my musical offering for this Saturday, then I have to go back to keeping my little ones from tearing my house apart. It’s priorities folks… Priorities, and you know how we at Comments do when it comes to music. The first offering is one of my...