Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

  On Tuesday, Donald Trump terminated DACA, the Obama-era program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation, putting the fate of nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants into uncertainty.   To begin with, for those who do not know what DACA is, it stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy founded by […]

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

The Syrian civil war started on the 15th of March 2011. Unfortunately, it is still an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict, fought primarily between the government of president Bashar al-Assad, and various forces opposing the government.     The war altered the lives of all Syrians, in ways no one could ever imagine. Which is why […]

Amal and George Clooney Change the World for These 3,000 Syrian Refugees

Amal and George Clooney Change the World for These 3,000 Syrian Refugees

Amal and George Clooney may have their hands full right now as the parents of newborn twins. But that’s not stopping them Hollywood’s favorite power couple from getting stuff done.     George is reportedly taking a short break from his acting career to join Amal on her mission to save the world. How, you […]

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

by Shams Farid

The civil war in Syria has caused millions of Syrians to flee their war-torn country. Images of men, women and children living in camps, walking vast distances and risking perilous journeys to safety are commonplace.   Syria has an ancient food culture and was once — believe it or not — a bread basket for the Middle […]

Mezze: The Syrian Restaurant in Portugal That’s Helping Refugees in Very a Big Way

Mezze: The Syrian Restaurant in Portugal That’s Helping Refugees in Very a Big Way

The civil war in Syria has left more than just a death toll and destroyed cities. It has also left in its wake a refugee crisis that is considered to be the biggest since World War II.   This crisis of diaspora and dispossession was worsened by the wave of conservative nationalism sweeping the most […]

Airbnb Offers Free Housing to Those Affected by the #MuslimBan

Airbnb Offers Free Housing to Those Affected by the #MuslimBan

  Airbnb, the hotel alternative service, is stepping up with a free offer for travelers not allowed into the United States, due to President Donald Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations. On Friday and Saturday, an estimated 100 to 200 people were prohibited from entering the US.     Brian Chesky, […]

America Says No to Trump’s #MuslimBan

America Says No to Trump’s #MuslimBan

  US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries for four months, refugees for three months, and Syrians indefinitely has become known as the “Muslim Ban,” and everyone is talking about it.   Even more importantly, many Americans are doing something about it. From a court case filed by the ACLU […]

New Yorkers Protest Proposed Ban on Muslim Immigration

New Yorkers Protest Proposed Ban on Muslim Immigration

  Thousands of New Yorkers protested President Trump’s proposal to ban immigrants from seven Muslim countries, gathering in New York City’s Washington Square Park just hours after the announcement.   The proposed executive order would prohibit people from Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran from immigrating to the U.S. It would also restrict […]

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

  “They’re not like us,” the latest offering from Doctors of the World says about Syrian refugees. The short film aims to show the truth about them, which is, they’re just like every single one of us. “I’m a father,” “I’m a husband,” “I’m educated,” the refugees say.   Through interviews, Doctors of the World tries […]

What Does ‘Stand with Aleppo’ Mean?

What Does ‘Stand with Aleppo’ Mean?

My heart is so heavy…How could it possibly be so bad? Nobody should have to go through something so disturbing..I am so disgusted at humanity for allowing mass murders like this to happen…mothers and fathers feeling helpless, not being able to save and protect their innocent babies…real human beings are being tortured, killed, massacred, with […]

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