Reflecting on U.S. Response to Syrian Refugees

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Connecticut welcomed a Syrian refugee family that was turned away by the governor of Indiana last week. A nonprofit in New Haven that works with refugees from Syria, and all over the world, says their refugee clients face challenges ahead.

Chris George is the executive director of Integrated Immigrant and Refugee Services, or IRIS. He called his clients for a meeting one week after the attacks in Paris.

When April Joyner, Yale University Class of 2007, first heard about a controversy over a racially insensitive email sent by a residence staff member at her alma mater, it was through Facebook.

(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

It’s been a week since terrorist attacked the cities of Beirut and Paris. ISIS has claimed responsibility for both attacks. News coverage of both these attacks has not been the same.

"The media failed to recognize and respect what happened in Lebanon," said Peter Atallah, President of the Lebanese Student Association at UConn. Atallah wants to raise awareness on campus about the attacks in Beirut.

Connecticut Voices for Children

A new report says many people of color are missing out on Connecticut’s statewide recovery from the Great Recession.