International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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IRC Press Coverage

April 15, 2016 - 

Students taking “Introduction to Critical Refugee Studies” this semester will host a series of events next week to raise awareness about refugee issues and critique conventional representations of refugees.

April 14, 2016 - 

amil stepped off a plane in Atlanta on Nov. 13, eager to begin a new life after fleeing Syria’s civil war.

Coming to the United States was the dream that sustained him through more than three years as a refugee. But the timing of his arrival could not have been worse: on the same day Jamil flew into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Islamic State terrorists launched coordinated assaults in Paris that killed 130.

The backlash was immediate. Days after Jamil touched down in Atlanta, more than two dozen U.S. governors, including Georgia’s, were vowing to halt the resettlement of Syrians in their communities.

Jamil and other Syrian refugees in Georgia say that reaction is wrongheaded. The vetting process for refugees, they say, is so lengthy and exhaustive that true bad actors can find much easier ways to infiltrate the U.S.