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Jack Rice is a criminal defense trial lawyer who provides legal advice to those charged with crimes in Federal and Minnesota State courtrooms.


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The Global Refugee Population Has Now Surpassed 12 Million People.

The global refugee population has risen to more than 12 million, thanks in part to instability in Iraq, according to "World Refugee Survey 2006" of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a non-profit group tracking the problem worldwide.

Tuesday, June 20th is World Refugeee Day and as a part of that, we have begun a series on refugee programs around the world. One of the leading organizations helping people across the world is the American Refugee Committee.

Over the next few days, I will sit down with experts from around the world including

Jerry Ferrell, ARC's Darfur Program Director in Sudan;

Gary Dahl, ARC's Fishing Boat Project Direcvtor in Thailand;

Louise Paterson, ARC's Pakistan Director;

Igor Radonjic, ARC's Balkans Director;

Barry Wheeler, ARC's Rwanda Director;

Tom Vincent, ARC's South Sudan/Uganda Director;

and more to come.

All of these people risk their lives on a daily basis to try and make this world a better place to live. As we all learned with some clarity after 9/11, the world is much smaller than we once thought. The things that happen around the globe can have a direct impact upon us.

We will highlight their work this week.