Eight more families of asylum-seekers were released from federal detention after they were rounded up in a federal deportation effort last month, bringing the total to 33 people in 12 families who have been released so far.
GSR Today - Are U.S. presidential candidates really listening to the people when it comes to immigration policy? How is winter making Syrian refugee life even worse? Can a biographical film bring more empathy and action to the refugee situation?
Those who work with Central Americans coming across the U.S.-Mexico border say the recent wave of federal raids to round up asylum-seekers for deportation is aimed at sending a message to other would-be immigrants: Don't come to the United States. On Jan. 2 and 3, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers conducted raids in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina, taking into custody 121 people to be processed for deportation.
Three Stats and a Map - Migration has been a big issue in 2015. Whether it’s the migration of Syrian refugees to places like Europe and Canada, effects of climate change presenting Pacific Islanders with threats of relocation, or talk of Donald Trump building a wall along the souther border of the US, the movement of people has been on most of our minds in some way or another this year.
Responding to an increase of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border, the federal government selected three temporary shelters in December to house immigrant children.
From NCR - Three Syrian families may spend Christmas in Texas detention centers after immigration officials denied their parole request last week. The decision angered immigration advocates who called on the Obama administration to release the refugee families saying it violates a federal court ruling.
Sr. Alicia Zapata is continually reminded by the farmworkers she serves that the goal is what matters
Mercy Sr. Alicia Zapata was inspired by working in Panama as a young woman religious and later moved to Florida to serve migrant farmworkers there.
GSR Today - Displaced children's lives; South Sudan's violence; people's climate march; refugees' tough job prospects are the subject of this week's Monday crisis blog.
GSR Today - Friday, Oct. 23 came and went without much fanfare, at least in the courtroom. That was the day that Judge Dolly Gee had given the U.S. government to be in compliance with her court order of July 24, 2015, regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of detaining minors from Central America. But outside the courtroom, plenty has been going on.
Three Stats and a Map - The conflict in Syria has resulted in millions of Syrians fleeing the country, seeking refuge elsewhere, while millions more are internally displaced. Where are they finding welcome?
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