Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

100 Iranians Remain Stranded In Austria Awaiting Asylum In The U.S.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The U.S. acceptance rate of Iranian Christians and other religious minority refugees has gone from nearly 100 percent to zero, leaving many stuck in transit.


Reporting From the Quagmire

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two NPR journalists reflect on their days reporting in Iraq in 2003. 

Saudi Arabia: The White House Loves It. Most Americans? Not So Much

Monday, March 19, 2018

As the Saudi crown prince travels across the United States, he will have one major hurdle: polls show more than half of Americans have unfavorable views of his country.


Trump Administration Denies Asylum To Some 100 Iranian Christians

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Trump administration has blocked a program that has brought thousands of members of religious minorities from Iran to the U.S. Refugee advocates say some are now stranded in Austria.


U.S. Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Syrians who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since 2016 under Temporary Protected Status are permitted now to register for another 18 months because of the continuing war there.


Nearly 7,000 Syrians Are Waiting To See If Their Protected Status Will Be Renewed

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Around 7,000 Syrians living in the United States could be sent back to Syria if their temporary protective status granted to provide refuge from the war at home is allowed to expire.


The Year The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Unraveled

Monday, January 01, 2018

Migrant rights advocates warn that President Trump's attempts to shut down the refugee resettlement program will have long-term consequences.


In U.N. Art Exhibition, Syrian Artist Unpacks Refugees' Baggage

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

An art exhibition at the United Nations uses tiny models of refugees' former homes and the suitcases of refugees to tell their stories.


Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Appears To Be Shifting How Power Works In The Kingdom

Monday, November 06, 2017

The move to arrest several Saudi royals — including one of the richest men in the world — shows the kingdom's up-and-coming crown prince shaking things up. But democracy isn't part of the deal.


Saudi Arabia To End Ban On Women Driving

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it's ending its ban on women driving by next year. But women are far from equal to men in the country.


News Brief: Tax Overhaul, Roy Moore Wins In Alabama, Saudi Arabia Lets Women Drive

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

President Trump and lawmakers are set to release a plan for a tax overhaul Wednesday. Also, conservative Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama.


What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.


Saudi King Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Crown Prince

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mohammad Bin Salman, son of Saudi Arabia's king, is the new crown prince and first in line to the throne. The person he replaced is his older cousin, who had been a widely respected interior minister.


The Call-In: The Refugee Experience In The U.S.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Supreme Court reviews President Trump's travel ban executive order this week. NPR takes a look at how the ban has impacted refugee resettlement in the United States.


Archaeologists In Syria Use 'Data Water' To Confound Antiquities Smugglers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Syrian archaeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.


Syrian Psychiatrist In The U.S. Uses Online Platform To Help Mental Health Workers

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

A Syrian psychiatrist who lives in the U.S. has found a way to help the thousands of people suffering from trauma back in and around his homeland.


For Refugees And Advocates, Trump Immigration Order Stay Leads To Disarray

Monday, February 13, 2017

Refugee advocates have hailed the ruling, but say the future of the resettlement program is uncertain because the court didn't address Trump's order to slash the number of refugees allowed in.


Trump Backers Want Ideology Test For Extreme Vetting

Saturday, February 04, 2017

What could "extreme vetting" mean in practice? For some who've helped form President Trump's refugee policies, it's not about stricter security screening. It's about something else.


Trump Administration Considers Ways To Up Vetting Of Refugees

Friday, February 03, 2017

Trump administration officials say they want "extreme vetting" for refugees. It's already a rigorous process. What else can be done?


Trump Takes Action To Cut Flow Of Refugees Entering U.S.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump has followed through on a campaign promise to cut the flow of Syrians entering the U.S. He signed an executive action Friday that he says will impose "new vetting measures" for refugees.