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Are We Facing A Constitutional Crisis?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
Daphne Eviatar

If people are continuing to be detained and screened that would not have been before the executive order was issued, then we may well have a constitutional crisis on our hands.

Letter to a Trump Supporter #1: Undocumented Immigration

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

We will all remember this election. Our children and grandchildren will read about it. They will ask us what it was like to live through it. They will...

U.S. Should Provide Asylum To Pakistani Christians Stuck In Thailand

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Thailand is a prime tourist destination, a favorite for pleasure-seekers around the world. But that's not why nearly 10,000 Pakistanis have ended up in Bangkok, most of them living an underground existence in some of the city's poorer neighborhoods.

Winning Asylum Is Even Harder For Central Americans Who Don’t Speak Spanish

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics

When a 32-year-old Guatemalan street vendor’s abusive husband abandoned her for another woman, she got relief from the routine beatings she’d suff...

Muslim Immigrants In Norway Take Compulsory Classes On Women's Rights

The Guardian | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.02.2016 | Religion

Every asylum seeker in Norway must attend classes on female rights and respect for women. The lessons were made compulsory after a string of sex attac...

Refugees Seeking U.K. Asylum May Be Thwarted By Religious Bias

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

Roughly 77 percent of the world's population lives under conditions of strict religious restrictions and hostilities, according to Pew Forum. But as w...

Germany And Refugees: The Perils Of Failed Integration

Markus Ziener | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Markus Ziener

Europe is struggling with a refugee crisis of epic proportions. Whether the various efforts to stem the tide will bring about a significant drop in the number of immigrants is yet unknown. But what already is clear: Germany, which has taken the brunt of the immigrants in Europe, has a Herculean task.

With application in process in Austria, a young Iraqi asylum seeker finds solace in volunteering

Raluca Besliu | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

Engrossed in reading a book, Zaid Salah waited patiently on a bench, after arriving early to our meeting. He looked modernly elegant in his long trenc...

It's Not Just a Humanitarian Crisis. It's a Mass Violation of Human Rights.

Viviana Waisman | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Viviana Waisman

The lack of access to asylum and other protections is leaving thousands of children in highly vulnerable situations. This is not just a humanitarian crisis. We are witnessing a series of gross human rights violations. Lets call things by their real name.

Democratic Lawmakers Want Kids In Immigration Proceedings To Get a Fair Shot

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not what most people would picture when they think about courts: toddlers, children and teenagers arguing against government lawyer...

The Potential of Migrants

Simone Cipriani | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Simone Cipriani

A migrant who works is a burden removed from state budgets, and one who develops a new business linked to his/her home country promotes a more stable society for the African continent.

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, e...

Cologne's Police Chief Ousted As Stories Of NYE Chaos Emerge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

They lost control. Newly released police reports paint a picture of utter chaos amid the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne, Germany -- as well as auth...

Accountability and Human Rights Needed in U.S. Approach to Central America

Kimberly Krone | Posted 01.06.2017 | World
Kimberly Krone

There's growing evidence that Mexico is violating the rights of migrants and preventing children from seeking asylum and other forms of protection. Mexico is increasingly detaining and deporting children, in violation of its domestic law and obligations under international human rights law. The U.S. is actively supporting these policies.

Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri

I was shaken out of my holiday bliss when I received a call from a concerned constituent about a group of seventeen aspiring Americans being detained at a for-profit prison, GEO, located in Aurora, CO, just outside of my district.

Congress Funds 55 New Immigration Judge Teams -- Extensive Backlog Requires More

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
B. Shaw Drake

Immigration is perhaps the most bogged down in partisan rhetoric of any issue in the United States. But this year, Republicans and Democrats found enough common ground to address a vital piece of the system.

No Way Out

Katie Sgarro | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Katie Sgarro

Although often lauded as one of the most generous in the world, the U.S. asylum system remains conspicuously flawed. Many potential asylum seekers are...

"I'm going back to Syria!" by Mohamed Salih Abubakr from Sudan

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.17.2016 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

No, the war is not over. ISIS is not defeated, Assad didn't step down, and all the dozens of terrorists groups are still destroying Syria. Which is wh...

Foreigners, Christmas, and Muslims -- The Gift of the Magi

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 12.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Peace at Christmas cannot be understood unless we remember the violence imposed on Jews living under the violent rule of the Romans.

Refugees Suffer At A Serbian Rest Stop, But The Government Won't Let NGOs Help

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

ADASEVCI, Serbia -- On a brisk November night, over 1,000 refugees and migrants paced the cracked pavement of a poorly lit gas station or idled in the...

Values-Added: Social Norms and the Granting of Asylum

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Keeya-Lee Ayre

With refugee resettlement becoming recognised as a significant and pressing policy issue in the Western world, it is important to consider the complex...

If Only the People Could Talk

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

For far too long we have utilized "realism" as an excuse for restrictive policies that equate security with the need to resort to force and repression. With hindsight, this narrow view has proven to fail time and again, not only damaging our values, but also our security.

Refugees Will Not Be Deterred By The Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

ERBIL, Iraq -- Iraqis and Syrians fleeing violence back home still plan to seek sanctuary in Europe, undeterred by the Islamic State’s massacre of ...

A Window Into Life in Syria: Why the U.S. Must Resettle Syrian Refugees After Paris

Matthew La Corte | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

The Paris attacks happen every single day in Syria. Millions are fleeing because of it. The U.S. must remain the humanitarian leader it claims to be by accepting refugees and trusting our multi-layered, multi-agency, multi-year refugee vetting process.

Harvard Law Professors and Scholars: State Governors Have No Legal Authority to Block Refugees

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.