US Investment Alone Won’t Solve Central America’s Migrant Crisis

US Investment Alone Won’t Solve Central America’s Migrant Crisis

USA Vice President Kamala Harris met Guatemala’s President and community leaders to discuss migration and corruption control. – Guatemala – Guatemala City 06-07-2021 (Shutterstock) By Nicole Narea, VOX A key prong of the Biden administration’s plan to address the root causes of migration from Central America is to bring more foreign investment to the region, […]

Panic Attacks Highlight Stress at Shelters for Migrant Kids

Panic Attacks Highlight Stress at Shelters for Migrant Kids

By Julie Watson, Amy Taxin and Adriana Gomez Licon, AP News Paramedics were called regularly to treat children suffering from panic attacks so severe their hands would constrict into balls and their bodies would shake. The outbursts often occurred after other children were taken away to be reunited with families, dashing the hopes of those […]

National Office of New Americans Act Introduced in Congress, Endorsed by NPNA

National Office of New Americans Act Introduced in Congress, Endorsed by NPNA

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Office of New American Act was introduced in Congress by Representatives Grace Meng (NY), Pramila Jayapal (WA) and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Ed Markey (MA) and Mazie Hirono (HI) in the U.S. Senate. The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading national coalition of […]

Refugee Resettlement Organizations Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Refugee Resettlement Organizations Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Baltimore, MD – The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled against a Trump administration executive order requiring state and local governments to issue explicit consent in order to continue refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, along with two other resettlement agencies, filed a complaint challenging the executive order in November 2019 and […]

Record Low Refugee Cap Goes Into Effect, Sparking Outcry

Record Low Refugee Cap Goes Into Effect, Sparking Outcry

 Activists participating in the Refugees Welcome protest rally on the steps of the US Capitol, wearing life preservers. They were each later arrested. – WASHINGTON – October 15 2019 (Shutterstock) By Alyssa Aquino, Law360 President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally committed the U.S. to accept up to 15,000 refugees this fiscal year, crystallizing a historically […]