“In rural Minnesota, an agricultural specialist has been working on visa applications and providing temporary housing for the newcomers, and she has set up an area for halal meat processing on her farm. In California, a group of veterans has sent a welcoming committee to the Sacramento airport to greet every arriving family. In Arkansas, volunteers are signing up to buy groceries, do airport pickups and host families in their homes.” The extremists and the haters make for clickable headlines. But they don’t tell the whole story. NYT (gift article for ND readers): Americans Stretch Across Political Divides to Welcome Afghan Refugees.