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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
New America Media featured our press release in "DHS Finally Addresses Rape in Detention Facilities."
Senior Program Officer for Reproductive Health, Jennifer Schlecht, was quoted in the Deseret News article "Child Marriage Perpetuates Cycle of Poverty for Young People."
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.