How this fearless Syrian-American activist got invited to the State of the Union Address

When Ala’a Basatneh was recently contacted by the office of U.S. Representative Mike Quigley’s, she thought there must have been something urgent about the situation in Syria. Just a few months earlier, the Syrian-American activist had met the congressman in Washington, and they promised to stay in touch about the …

Syrian refugees? Who's next: The tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free?

By now, you’ve probably heard about President Obama’s plan to admit thousands of Syrian refugees into the country. In response, several state leaders, including the governors of Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Indiana, have officially proclaimed that their states will not be accepting any of these refugees.