Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

 Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Marisa Peñaloza, NPR Like thousands of Haitians, Gibbens Revolus, his wife, Lugrid, and their 2-year-old son, Diego, made the treacherous journey to the U.S.-México border from Chile […]

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Janet Howard Children in cages. Mexicans are rapists. Haiti and Africa are “shithole” countries. The image of a mother and her two young children fleeing as they […]

Afghan Refugee With Ties to Westchester Recounts Her Escape From Her Taliban-controlled Homeland

Afghan Refugee With Ties to Westchester Recounts Her Escape From Her Taliban-controlled Homeland

Afghan woman crying during Protest outside at UNHCR, afghan family protesting and demanding to be given refugee status in India. – New Delhi, India-Aug 24 2021 (Shutterstock) By News 12 Staff An Afghan refugee with ties to Westchester County recounted to News 12 her escape from the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Freshta Nazari is now safely in […]

Unaccompanied Minors Among Thousands Evacuated from Afghanistan

Unaccompanied Minors Among Thousands Evacuated from Afghanistan

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have confirmed that 34 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan currently in the United States were among the approximately 123,000 Afghan nationals evacuated from Afghanistan last month. With more Afghan children expected to arrive in the United States, their future and what […]

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 […]