Articles

End family detention and separation

Urge Congress to end the administration’s policy of prosecuting asylum seekers, which is a direct violation of their rights under U.S. and international law. Congress should also move to immediately reunify children who have been separated from their parents under the administration’s policy. Background: On May 7, the Trump administration formalized a policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from…

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Forced to flee

Given all the rapid changes within immigration policy, much attention is rightly focused on how the U.S. treats asylum seekers and others arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Of particular concern is a newly minted policy that forcibly separates immigrant children from their parents. Equally significant are foreign policy moves happening south of the border that will…

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Portfolios

Ask Congress to support refugees

Background: June 20 marks World Refugee Day. Globally there continue to be record-high levels of displacement, with 65.6 million people displaced from their homes. As Congress considers funding levels for various programs, it is vital that they hear support for refugee-related accounts. These include Migration and Refugee Assistance, which assists refugees (who have fled to another country), and…

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