The Portland Press Herald just released some frequently asked questions [and their corresponding answers] about asylum and addresses topics such as who is eligible for asylum, the difference between asylum seekers and refugees, and what the asylum process looks like. Click here to see the Q&A.
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Syria - a country at the center of the international community's focus right now. Are the millions of women and children displaced within Syria and refugees without being considered, though? IRC's new report tells the stories of many of the women and children left behind, or even with their families, who feel [...]
Join GAIN next Wednesday, October 1, for (1) a discussion on modern-day slavery in America at the Dekalb County Courthouse, followed by (2) a dinner at Chai Pani, with 20% of the proceeds benefitting GAIN. 1. MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN AMERICA: A DISCUSSION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD EXPLOITATION October [...]
Come shop and sell this Saturday, September 27 with local Atlanta vendors. All proceeds benefit GAIN. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emory's Public Interest Committee is hosting a conference this upcoming Saturday on the legal challenges in fostering and adopting in Georgia, with a special panel on immigration. It is a free event with free breakfast and lunch served, but registration is required. Click here to register.
The Kenyan Parliament passed a new anti-trafficking law that more fully supports and protects victims of human trafficking, strengthening the prosecution of accused traffickers and paving the way for more convictions. This law promises improvements to the way trafficking is prosecuted in Kenya, which could have broad effects on trafficking [...]
To speed up the process of immigration proceedings, specifically for minors, the Justice Department has passed a new policy assigning more of the current 243 immigration judges to juvenile cases and appointing new judges to help accommodate the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have made their way across the border in [...]
Several groups in the Seattle area are filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of 8 plaintiffs, aged 10-17, and on behalf of the tens of thousands of immigrant minor children who have crossed the southern US border in the past few months, sentenced to hearings without representation. The groups [...]
NY has created yet another public defender program helping immigrant families facing deportation. Civil proceedings like immigration do not guarantee representation like criminal proceedings. For low-income immigrant families who cannot afford an attorney, it is almost impossible for them to fairly represent themselves against trained government lawyers in the more [...]
Did you know that the shrimp you eat may be linked to forced labor? Immigrants from Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as local Thai are made to work on Thai fishing boats 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, under the threat of jail or deportation. Read the New [...]