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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Ernesto Vasquez stands with his father in a demonstration in support of humane treatment of immigrant children who are being temporarily housed at a naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. California lawmakers and religious leaders say they are pleased with the conditions of a temporary shelter for children caught crossing the border, but they're worried about the young immigrants' future. (AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Karen Quincy Loberg)

HHS official on illegal immigrants: 'Jesus was a refugee'

Director of the federal agency responsible for aiding the unaccompanied alien children illegally coming to the United States from Central America told a conference Tuesday that staffers should be reminded of Jesus Christ when working with refugees. Published July 9, 2014