Living in Limbo: Iraqi Refugees and U.S. Resettlement
Just a few months after President Obama declared the end to the United States combat mission in Iraq, security remains erratic in many parts of the country. In October of this year, approximately 50 individuals were killed after armed militants stormed Our Lady of Salvation Church in central Baghdad during Sunday mass. Following this attack, in early November, 63 civilians were killed in a series of explosions throughout Baghdad. These and other brutal attacks, along with the prolonged difficulties in forming a government, are recent reminders that, despite improvements in security in Iraq, long-term stability in the country remains elusive and many Iraqis remain at risk.