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News Roundup: Refugees, Republicans, & Rhetoric
Refugee politics take center stage
"...In this week's News Roundup: the mayor welcomes Syrian refugees to the city, and encourages homes for veterans; Austin's..."

Nov. 22, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

McCaul Rejects Refugees
While assistance is needed, Rep. McCaul opposes harboring Syrian refugees
"...this week to restate his opposition to accepting Syrian refugees. Saying he had been privately briefed by the Department..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Syrian Refugees Allowed in Texas
State will take in 21 people
"...Syrian refugees will be settled in Texas, according to a ruling..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Responds to the Refugees
As the Central American refugee crisis unfolds, an Austin movement to offer aid is playing out quietly, behind the scenes.
"...made to the Greyhound bus station in Laredo, where refugees are dropped off after being released from detention centers..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Mayor Welcomes Refugees
Adler calls it a "moral imperative" to aid Syrians and others fleeing "horrific conditions"
"...Writing in the Texas Tribune Nov. 20 ("Syrian refugees are welcome in Austin," TribTalk), Mayor Steve Adler cited..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Tales of the Refugees
"...people was intended to show support for Central American refugees, many of them children or young adults, who have..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Refugees Record for Free at SXSW
ATX studio donates recording time for displaced musicians
"...use of his recording studio and engineering services to refugees that have been resettled in Austin...."

March 14, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Gentrification Refugees
Jumpolin demo a long time coming, according to city records
"...identity followed by an entreaty to would-be customers: "Gentrification refugees," the sign reads. "Buy piñatas."..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Child Refugees in Need
Austin churches and nonprofits extend a helping hand
"...Thousands of young Central American refugees have arrived in Texas with little more than the..."

July 23, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Refugees Remain in Taylor Prison
ACLU files suit to spring children from 'residential facility'

April 13, 2007 News Feature by Diana Welch

Iraqis Come Home to Austin
Refugees, fleeing violence in Iraq, struggle to get used to life in Texas
"...April 30, 2014, the U.S. admitted over 103,000 Iraqi refugees for resettlement. According to the U.S. Department of State,..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Austin Classical Guitar's i/we
Events such as this concert are using sound and music to share the experiences of refugees
" a recent memory. Refugee Services of Texas helps refugees from war-torn parts of the world resettle in cities..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Molly Kendrick

Point Austin: Shock and Awe ... Once Again
Our wars return to roost, and we blame the victims
" declaring opposition to any U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees – as more than two dozen (mostly Republican) governors..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Column by Michael King

News Roundup: Cams, Carnage, & Climate
Zimmerman sides with Abbott over Adler
"...In opposition to Gov. Abbot's threat to block Syrian refugees from coming into Texas, Mayor Adler says all are..."

Nov. 30, 2015 News Post

News Roundup: Congress, Council, & Concealed Weapons
Guns in; refugees out
"...on site, a U.S. Congressman wants to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S., and more...."

Sept. 8, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Cannes Palme d'Or winner about Tamil refugees in France
"...The movie opens as three unrelated Sri Lankan refugees from civil war assume the identities of three dead..."

June 24, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shanghai Ghetto
"...And since Shanghai Ghetto is a documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who escaped to Shanghai, China, for..."

May 30, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children
Some Texas communities turn their backs as young refugees seek protection
" central air conditioning." (See "Austin Responds to the Refugees," p.16, for donation sites.) Fair Housing Complaint..."

July 25, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Katrina Past, Katrina Present, Katrina's Future
UN scientists warn that Katrina-style weather disasters will become more common. Is Texas (or anyone) ready for more storms or the refugees that come with them?
"...shelters, seats, and signs telling the half a million refugees from Hurricane Katrina that there’s some new housing opened..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Of Frogs and Children
Do what you can to defend imprisoned refugees
"...anti-immigrant policy that is not only cruel to international refugees but radically undermines any U.S. pretensions to humanitarian values...."

July 13, 2018 News Column by Michael King

The Other Side of Hope
Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants
"...pure air; Khaled explains how it’s very easy for refugees to pass through borders because no one really wants..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Happy End
Michael Haneke creates a mosaic of French bourgeois life.
"...suicide, aging, culpability, guilt, quality of life, Brexit, immigration, refugees – all emerge and recede, finally coming together to..."

Dec. 21, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

All Saints
Planting seeds to save a church
"...(Lee), the leader of a ragtag group of Karen refugees from Myanmar. They are Episcopalians who have fled their..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Stock Austin's A Shoe Story
Allen Robertson and Damon Brown's new musical reinvents "The Elves and the Shoemaker" as a timely tale of refugees but in a clever, playful way
"...Yes, the elves in A Shoe Story are refugees, and their status as such in Allen Robertson and..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Last Men in Aleppo
Picking up the pieces of the Syrian Civil War
"...those residents who refused to flee or become homeless refugees. By the end of 2016, al-Assad’s Russian-assisted forces regained..."

June 9, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Why not form an opinion instead of guessing what will win?
" speak to the times, with stories of resistance, refugees, and anxiety over our ever-advancing technology. “Sing,” Kristof Deák’s..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Come What May
Period melodrama tells a story about German refugees in France in 1940
"...The plight of wartime refugees has rarely if ever looked so picture-postcard perfect as..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In Flight From Central America
Sunday panel considers the plight of young refugees
"...people was intended to show support for Central American refugees, many of them children or young adults, who have..."

Aug. 25, 2014 News Post by Tony Cantú

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A troupe of top-tier British thesps raises this crowd-pleasing pap into something enjoyable,
"...the ingratiating spell of the hotel have turned these refugees from old age into happy campers...."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Jihad for Love
What it's like to identify as both gay and Muslim is the topic of this brave documentary, which looks at the seemingly irreconcilable conflict.
"...conditions. Tellingly, a great number of those interviewed are refugees from their countries of birth, having fled in order..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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