U.S. Unveils Sponsorship Program to Resettle Ukrainian Refugees, Discourage Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Unveils Sponsorship Program to Resettle Ukrainian Refugees, Discourage Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News The Biden administration is launching a program that will allow U.S. citizens and groups to financially sponsor Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion of their country so that they can come to the U.S. sooner, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Biden announced Thursday. Ukrainians who are selected […]

The Loathsome Hypocrisy of Republicans Who Now Applaud Volodymyr Zelensky

When congressional Republicans had a chance to impeach and convict Trump for blackmailing Zelensky, 247 of them refused.

The Loathsome Hypocrisy of Republicans Who Now Applaud Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky attends the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, Belgium on December 15, 2021 (Shutterstock) By John Nichols, The Nation Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky got a hero’s welcome from the US Congress this week, with Republicans joining Democrats in applauding for the embattled leader of a country that is resisting a brutal Russian […]

Refugees Stream out of Ukraine – Can the World Cope?

Refugees Stream out of Ukraine – Can the World Cope?

Lviv, Ukraine – February 26, 2022. People in railway station of western Ukrainian city of Lviv waiting for the train to Poland. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke It’s been over twelve days since the commencement of Russia’s offensive attack and onslaught against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The UN reports more than 1400 civilian casualties, including […]

‘Freedom Will Triumph Over Tyranny’: Biden’s First State of the Union Echoes Themes From the Cold War

‘Freedom Will Triumph Over Tyranny’: Biden’s First State of the Union Echoes Themes From the Cold War

Washington, District of Columbia, USA – January 14, 2022: Joe Biden explains how the bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will help rebuild America’s bridges. (Shutterstock) By Allison M. Prasch, The Conversation It was a familiar scene. The president of the United States strode down the aisle of the U.S. House of Representatives to deliver the State of […]

‘There’s Poland, Now Walk’: Arab Students’ Ordeal Out of Ukraine

Moroccan students recount their experience of discrimination at the hands of Ukrainian soldiers and citizens as they fled the Russian war.

‘There’s Poland, Now Walk’: Arab Students’ Ordeal Out of Ukraine

Medyka, Poland 03.05.2022 – Refugees from Ukraine at the border crossing in Medyka. (Shutterstock) By Arwa Ibrahim, Aljazeera When Amani al-Attar left Dnipro in southeast Ukraine on the second day of the Russian invasion, she thought it would be a matter of hours before she crossed into the safety of neighbouring Poland. Instead, the 25-year-old […]

Protecting Ukrainians From Deportation Points the Way Toward Other Immigration Reforms, Advocates Say

Protecting Ukrainians From Deportation Points the Way Toward Other Immigration Reforms, Advocates Say

By Jasmine Aguilera, Time Immigrant advocates cheered the Biden Administration’s move late Thursday to offer Ukrainians Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which will protect those currently in the United States from deportation and provide them with a work permit. Roughly 34,000 Ukrainians will likely benefit, according to the American Immigration Council. “In these extraordinary times, we […]

Black and Brown Refugees are Once Again Being Turned Away in Europe Amid Ukraine Migrant Crisis

Black and Brown Refugees are Once Again Being Turned Away in Europe Amid Ukraine Migrant Crisis

Budapest, Hungary – 03 01 2022: War refugees are waiting at the train station while the Hungarian red cross and volunteers are giving out clothes, food, water, pillows and other donations. (Shutterstock) By Grace Hauck, USA Today Hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Yemen were stranded at the border of Belarus and Poland […]

Critics Denounce Racist Double Standard of Western Media’s Ukraine Coverage

“If your response to war in Ukraine is ‘they’re just like us,’ remember that so are the people of Yemen, Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine,” said one British lawmaker.

Critics Denounce Racist Double Standard of Western Media’s Ukraine Coverage

By Julia Conley, The Real News The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association on Sunday was among those criticizing coverage from major international news outlets which suggested the Ukrainian people are more worthy of sympathy than victims of other military conflicts in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere outside of Europe. A viral video showing a […]