A scene from the Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe border crossing point, between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine on March 15, 2022. People fled the military offensive in Ukraine, seeking refuge in Moldova or transiting the country on their way to Romania and other EU countries. (Courtesy of UN Women, Aurel Obreja,

SD sees continued decline in refugee arrivals while Ukrainian sponsorships grow

BY: - April 19, 2023

South Dakota welcomed its lowest number of international refugees in recent memory last year, despite an increase in the number of refugees allowed in the U.S., according to a state report. But resettlement numbers are three times higher in the state when factoring in nontraditional programs, such as Ukrainian resettlements.  The president decides the maximum […]

The U.S. Capitol. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate in bipartisan vote repeals decades-old Iraq war authorizations

BY: - March 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators revoked their approval for the Gulf and Iraq wars on Wednesday, taking a broadly bipartisan vote to repeal the Authorizations for Use of Military Force that have stayed on the books years after the two wars ended.  The 66-30 vote sends the measure to the U.S. House, where Speaker Kevin McCarthy […]