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  • Women’s Refugee Commission Condemns President Trump’s Fearmongering for Electoral Gain

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    New York, NY— In response to President Donald J. Trump’s threat via the media outlet Axios to end birthright citizenship via executive order, Dale Buscher, senior director for programs at the Women’s Refugee Commission, issued the following statement:

    Women’s Refugee Commission Stands with Tree of Life, Hias, and Refugees

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    New York, NY—In response to the attacks at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend, Executive Director of the Women’s Refugee Commission Sarah Costa issued the following statement:

    Women’s Refugee Commission Responds to Reports the White House May Issue an Action to Shut the Border and Deny Asylum

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    Washington, D.C.—In light of possible action by the White House to shut the Southern border and deny asylum to asylum seekers, Michelle Brané, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission issued the following statement:

    Women’s Refugee Commission Welcomes 2018 Report by UN Secretary General on Women, Peace and Security

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    New York, NY—Today, the Women’s Refugee Commission welcomes the new report by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres highlighting the critical need to include women in peace processes.

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    New Poll Shows Voters Support Access to Asylum for Refugees

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    Washington, D.C.—As President Donald J. Trump pursues new separation and detention policies for families fleeing violence and danger in their home countries, and threatens to arm the southern border, a new poll released today shows that the majority of likely voters—up to 70%—support allowing refugees to seek asylum in the U.S.

    Women’s Refugee Commission Responds to Reports that the White House May Resume Separating Families Seeking Safety at the U.S. Southern Border

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    Washington, D.C. — Earlier this afternoon, new reports revealed that the White House is considering resuming the separation of families seeking safety at the U.S. southern border. According to news accounts, this new plan could also combine both family separation and family detention in what is called a “binary choice.”

    Women’s Refugee Commission Responds to Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen’s Testimony that DHS Does Not Detain Children

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    Washington, D.C.— At a hearing today before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, testified multiple times that DHS does not detain children, despite verifiable evidence to the contrary.

    Women’s Refugee Commission Responds to the Department of Homeland Security’s Report Regarding Implementation of the Zero-Tolerance Policy and Family Separation

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    Washington, D.C. — Today, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) expressed grave concerns about the findings of a new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) entitled, “Special Review – Initial Observations Regarding Family Separation Issues Under the Zero Tolerance Policy.”

    Joint Civil Society Statement at UNGA 73 High-Level Event: “The Global Compact on Refugees: A Model for Greater Solidarity and Cooperation”

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    New York, New York — Excellencies, distinguished delegates: I am honored to deliver this statement on behalf of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), CARE, Disability Rights Advocacy Center, International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF), National Forum of Women with Disabilities Pakistan, Network of Women with Disabilities in Nigeria, Norwegian Church Aid, National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU), Oxfam, PLAN International, Refugees International, Save the Children, Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), the UNSW Forced Migration Research Network, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Women Challenged to Challenge, Women Deliver and my own organization, the Women’s Refugee Commission. 

    NGOs Oppose U.S. Plans to Fund Mexico for Deportations of Non-Mexican Migrants & Bilateral Negotiations around a Safe Third Country Agreement, Urge Governments to Abandon Plans

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    The undersigned immigrant rights, refugee rights, humanitarian, human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, and faith-based organizations from Mexico and the United States strongly oppose a reported plan from the United States to fund the Mexican government for the deportations of non-Mexicans from Mexico to their home countries, as well as ongoing bilateral negotiations between the United States and Mexico around a safe third country agreement. 

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