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  • An article at the MN House of Representatives’ Session Daily quotes CVT’s Pete Dross and Alison Beckman and describes legislation in progress which would “launch a collaboration between the center and Department of Human Services.”

  • CVT Statement: Presidential Veto Distracts from Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis of His Own Making. Andrea Cárcamo-Cavazos, senior policy counsel, called on Congress to override President Trump’s veto of a resolution that would block his national emergency.

  • In an OpEd at The Hill, Linda Chavez, director of the Becoming American Initiative, and Scott Roehm, director of CVT’s Washington, D.C. office, call on Congress to terminate the president’s “emergency” and focus on the real border crisis.

  • Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International and CVT board member, is quoted in an article at Foreign Policy, “Despite Pompeo’s Call for ‘Swagger,’ Trump Slashes Diplomatic Budget,” and an article in the Washington Post, “Budget calls for deep cuts to foreign aid, especially for refugees and in humanitarian crises.”

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