It’s a story full of hope among a sea of despair, one involving one of Europe’s smallest yet proudest countries.
With thousands of refugees currently awaiting their fate at the periphery of Europe’s borders, hoping to reach Germany, the United Kingdom or Sweden, at least one man was setting his sights on the Baltic nation of Lithuania.
Last week, American journalist Josh Friedman of the Freeman Post took a trip to the Greece-Macedonian border to interview refugees and collect stories of those stuck there.
It was outside Idomeni, Greece that he met an Afghan refugee named Basir Yousofy, who had been in the camp for over a month. What made Basir’s story unlike so many others was his surprisingly well-spoken Lithuanian he learned in his native land.
Read the rest on The Huffington Post, here.
Advocate Randal Meyer was quoted in Ilya Somin’s article for The Washington Post:
What Donald Trump doesn’t want you to know about his plan to build a “Great Wall” between the U.S. and Mexico: He’d need to steal private property from Americans to build it…
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Justice Scalia, father of nine and one of the longest-serving Supreme Court justices in history, was found dead on Saturday at the age of 79 in a West Texas ranch. His death could spell the end for the long-time power balance on the Supreme Court of four conservative justices, four liberal justices and a moderate. But does it also spell the end for the states’ arguments in United States v. Texas, the immigration case pending before the Court? Cato Institute legal associate Randal Meyer explains.
Read the rest on Forbes, here.
The Syrian refugee crisis continues to worsen. Winter weather is creating new challenges for the huge numbers of people fleeing their homes, making this tragic international situation even uglier. Recent images of severe starvation have been circulating throughout the world, providing stark evidence that time is running out for many refugees. More needs to be done now.
Unfortunately, the U.S. government is dragging it’s feet, and preventing Americans from helping.
Our elected leaders may be unwilling to help these Syrian refugees, but they should at least allow Americans citizens to privately sponsor them.
Read the rest on CapX, here.