Erin Patrick, Senior Program Officer, Fuel and Firewood Initiative, is quoted in Lily Boisson's CBC News article, "Famine refugees face increased violence, aid groups say."
Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, writes about a proposed House bill that will curtail the civil liberties and due process rights of immigrants held in detention in this Huffington Post blog. "For Immigrants, Is the United States a Safe Haven or Prison Ward?"
The Women's Refugee Commission is mentioned in Gregory Pratt's Phoenix New Times article, "Immigrants Who Fight Deportation Are Packed Into Federal Gulags for Months or Years Before Their Cases Are Heard."
Michelle Brané, Director for the Women's Refugee Commission's Detention and Asylum program, is quoted in Elise Foley's Huffington Post article, "Prison Sexual Assault Reforms Won't Cover Immigrant Detention Centers":
"'Immigration detainees are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault because their jailer is also making a decision about deporting them,' said Brané, whose advocacy group is housed within the International Rescue Committee. 'That makes it that much more difficult for someone to say something.'"
Michelle Brané's blog, Delayed Justice for Guatemalan Mother Encarnación Bail Romer, appears on Huffington Post's Huff Post Impact page. See the Women's Refugee Commission's Director of Detention and Asylum's blog on Huffington Post here.
Michelle Brané, Director for the Women's Refugee Commission's Detention and Asylum Program, is quoted in this Huffington Post article on the case of Emily Ruiz—a young girl born in the United States who was sent to Guatemala, separated from her undocumented parents who remain in this country.