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    More Central America Kids Crossing Solo

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    Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Women's Refugee Commission, is quoted in this National Journal article.

    Noticiando: Deportations and Adoption

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    Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, spoke about the troubling case of Guatemalan immigrant Encarnacion Bail Romero with Maria Hinojosa of NPR on Latino USA. Listen to the audio here.

    Judge gives Missouri couple custody of illegal immigrant's child

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    Senior Program Officer Emily Butera was quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star on the Encarnacion Bail Romero case.

    Tug-of-Love Over Five-Year-Old Missouri Boy Will Be Decided Tomorrow

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    Emily Butera, Senior Program Officer, Detention and Asylum Program is quoted in this ABC News piece covering the Encarnacion Bail Romero case.

    How to create livelihoods for displaced women

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission hosted a webinar on July 25, 2012, titled “Peril or Protection: Making Work Safe.” Eliza Villarino of Devex previewed the webinar in an article for Devex.

    Nursing Fellow Burmese in Thailand Against Many Odds

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    A Huffington Post Green section article about a dedicated doctor working to protect fellow Burmese refugees on the Thai border mentions the Women's Refugee Commission.

    Sister refugees from Congo bring hope to others

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission and the UN refugee agency held an event to mark World Refugee Day, which featured two refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sandra Uwiringiy’imana and Princesse Nabintu. To listen to an interview they did with UN radio click here.

    Coalition Commends World Health Assembly's Action to Protect Health Workers in Humanitarian Crises

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    The Women's Refugee Commission, among other organizations, joined coalition members in a statement encouraging the WHO member states to adopt the resolution so that the work of developing methods to collect data and report on attacks can commence. Learn more.

    Padres deportados intentan no perder a sus hijos

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    Michelle Brané, Director of our Detention and Asylum Program, was featured in a Univision piece (in Spanish) about detained immigrant parents being separated from their children.

    Watch part 1 here.

    Watch part 2 here.

    Girl Refugees -- From The Hands of Smugglers to Community Leaders

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    Read this Forbes.com blog on the remarkable stories of Voices of Courage honorees Rim Tekie Solomon and Olga Cantarero.

    Reading Together, Knowing the Ending

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    Read this beautiful piece in the New York Times by Will Schwalbe, son of Mary Anne Schwalbe, the founding director of the Women's Refugee Commission.

    An Interview With Rim Tekie in Israel’s Yedioth Ahronot

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission’s Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon and honoree Rim Tekie Solomon were featured in Israel’s Yedioth Ahronot weekend magazine.

    HRH Policy Advocacy Leaders in Action Interview: Sandra Krause

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    Sandra Krause, director of our reproductive health program, was interviewed about her work at the Women's Refugee Commission by the Human Resources for Health Center. Read the interview posted on the HRH Global Resource Center website.

    GOP's Violence Against Women Act Would Open Up Undocumented Victims To More Abuse

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    Jennifer Podkul, program officer of our detention and asylum program, is quoted in this HuffingtonPost article, discussing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and it's potential harm to undocumented women.

    Spike In Undocumented Immigrant Children Prompts Use Of Military Base As Shelter

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    The Women's Refugee Commission is cited in this blog featured in the LatinoVoices section of the Huffington Post.

    How One Georgia Town Gambled Its Future on Immigration Detention

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    The Women's Refugee Commission Etowah report is referenced in the Nation article "How One Georgia Town Gambled Its Future on Immigration Detention."

    ICE Slow to Embrace Alternatives to Immigrant Detention

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    Katharina Obser, Detention and Asylum, Program Specialist, is quoted in this New America Media article, "ICE Slow to Embrace Alternatives to Immigrant Detention."

    Michelle Brané's testimony on Immigration and Enforcement Policy

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    Detention and Asylum Program Director Michelle Brané testified before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Enforcement Policy Wednesday, March 28, in a hearing entitled “Holiday on ICE: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s New Immigration Detention Standards.” Read her written testimony.

     

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    Republicans criticize new ‘recess'-like rules for jailing immigrants

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    Michelle Brané was quoted in this KTAR.com piece by Victoria Pelham/Cronkite News.

    Congress investigates if illegal immigrants are getting special treatment

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    Michelle Brané, who leads our Detention and Asylum program, recently testified before a House subcommittee on the need for improved standards for immigrants held in detention facilities. Her testimony is quoted in this KFoxtv.com piece.