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Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate

Catherine O'Neill was a well-known figure among Southern California Democrats, running twice for the state Senate. After observing conditions in refugee camps around the world, she helped found what is now the Women's Refugee Commission.

Read Catherine's obituary in The Los Angeles Times.

Escaping Gang Violence, Growing Number of Teens Cross Border

Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Migrant Rights & Justice program, is quoted in this piece about teens fleeing gang violence in Central America, a phenomenon that we highlighted in our report "Forced from Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America." Read the transcript here.

Christian Indonesians Live In NJ Church's Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation

ABC News quotes Michelle Brané, director of our Migrant Rights and Justice program, in “Christian Indonesians Live In NJ Church's Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation.” "They [five Christian men from Indonesia who have sought sanctuary at a New Jersey church in the hopes that it will save them from being deported] are in a Catch-22, whatever outcome they have is detrimental to their children. The reality is that these US citizen children can be really harmed by these decisions."

Read more here.

Poverty and fear of gangs drive young immigrants to U.S.

Our report "Forced from Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America" is cited in this Reuters article "Poverty and Fear of Gangs Drive Young Immigrants to U.S." Read the article here.

A Quarter of Deportations Are of Parents of U.S. Citizens

ABCNews/Univision quotes Senior Program Officer for MIgrant Rights and Justice, Emily Butera, in "A Quarter of Deportations are of Parents of U.S. Citizens."

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Senior Program Officer Emily Butera was quoted in the Colorlines article "Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years."

DHS Finally Addresses Rape in Detention Facilities

New America Media featured our press release in "DHS Finally Addresses Rape in Detention Facilities."

Child Marriage Perpetuates Cycle of Poverty for Young People

Senior Program Officer for Reproductive Health, Jennifer Schlecht, was quoted in the Deseret News article "Child Marriage Perpetuates Cycle of Poverty for Young People."

Línea Abierta

Michelle Brané, Director, Migrant Rights and Justice, spoke about immigrants' parental rights on the Spanish language radio show

Linea Abierta.

In Tijuana, Deported Moms Struggle to Reunite with Kids

The Women's Refugee Commission was mentioned in a New America Media post about mothers who have been deported from the United States struggling to reunite with their children.