A member of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) talks with Venezuelans as they queue in line to receive a vaccine after showing their passports or identity cards at the Pacaraima border control, Roraima state, Brazil, on Aug. 8, 2018.

US leads global ‘race to the bottom’ in shutting door on refugees and asylum-seekers

Between the “asylum ban” and cuts to refugee resettlement, advocates say the White House is succeeding in preventing vulnerable people from seeking refuge in the US.

Man painting over grafitti on wall

A Basque terrorist organization has disarmed, which some hope will lead to new opportunities in the US

US Diplomacy
tree with etchings in it, sun streaming through leaves

Climate change is claiming aspen groves — and the history of Basque immigrants in America

Iraqi-trained physician Marwan Sweedan and the co-founders of Global Talent Idaho, Tara Wolfson (left) and Lisa Cooper.

Where to turn when migrating to America ruins your career

Asmaa Albukaie, Idaho's first Syrian refugee, in her new home.

Idaho’s first Syrian refugee wants Americans to understand their country’s vetting process

Officer Dustin Robinson (right) helps an Iraqi refugee shop owner in Boise.

Refugees don’t always trust cops, so Boise has one just to help them


The US will resettle close to 85,000 refugees from across the globe here this year. Many have been ending up in Boise, Idaho. So many in fact, that the city now has a special police officer assigned to that community.

Young Somali women gather at the Somali Development Center in Boston for a healthcare seminar.

US government says ‘We’ll protect you’ to refugees, but what happens during shutdown?

Conflict & Justice

Agencies that help resettle refugees are left in the dark, unsure what to make of the government shutdown.

Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Hispanic Idaho Congressman angers Latino voters by opposing path to citizenship

Global Politics

Idaho Latinos have seen their hope for a champion of immigration reform dashed, as Congressman Raúl Labrador, a Puerto Rican-born former immigration attorney, turns his back on a pathway to citizenship.

Transcript: Interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Here you’ll find a transcript of The Takeaway’s interview with Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Host John Hockenberry interviewed Justice Ginsburg on September 12, 2013 at the Supreme Court Lawyers Lounge. John Hockenberry: First of all, congratulations on the milestone of turning 80, of course, and being on the Court for more than […]

A Summer Beach With A View Of The Eiffel Tower

Arts, Culture & Media

Where in the world can you sit on a beach and still enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower? Imagine walking down to the Seine River this time of year, and seeing palm trees, umbrellas, lounge chairs and sand beaches lining the riverbank.