• bets10 -

    yeni giris adresi - kaçak iddaa - mobilbahis giriş

  • Media

    Trump administration moves to hold migrant children and parents longer

    Pin It

    The Trump administration is moving to terminate a federal court settlement restricting how long U.S. officials can detain migrant children with their parents and replace it with a rule that could expand family detention and dramatically increase the time children spend in custody.

    The Women’s Refugee Commission said the Trump administration “is intentionally harming children,” and the American Civil Liberties Union called the proposal “yet another cruel attack on children.”

    Trump administration moves to terminate court agreement, hold migrant children and parents longer

    Pin It

    The Trump administration is moving to terminate a federal court settlement restricting how long U.S. officials can detain migrant children with their parents and replace it with a rule that could expand family detention and dramatically increase the time children spend in custody.

    The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services will issue a rule Friday to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement, the federal consent decree that has set basic standards for the detention of migrant children and teenagers by the United States since 1997.

    The Women’s Refugee Commission said the Trump administration “is intentionally harming children,” and the American Civil Liberties Union called the proposal “yet another cruel attack on children.”

    Migrant families are being separated under remain-in-Mexico policy, complaint alleges

    Pin It

    After Marcelo, a Guatemalan migrant, crossed the border with his 15-year-old son, Byron, in May, he was accused of lying about being the boy’s father and was sent back to Mexico, according to a complaint to government watchdogs announced on Tuesday.

    His son was sent to a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in Florida, the complaint said.

    Immigration officials also "humiliated" Marcelo and threw Byron's birth certificate in the garbage, according to the complaint, which was announced Tuesday by the Women’s Refugee Commission.

    Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News

    Pin It

    Since taking office in 2017, the Trump administration has claimed that its human rights agenda centers on human trafficking. 

    But when it comes to identifying the reality of trafficking inside the United States and fighting it, these claims are contradicted by many of the administration’s policies and much of its rhetoric. In many key ways, the Trump administration’s approach to trafficking in the United States has made matters worse for the most vulnerable communities.

    Family separation at the border creates ideal circumstances for traffickers. “We are seeing many of [the] exact situations that TVPA and other policy changes were supposed to address,” said Michelle Brané, the senior director of migrant rights and justice at the Women’s Refugee Commission.

    The whole child separation travesty is pointless

    Pin It

    Over the course of this summer, the American people -- across party lines -- have shown that they reject the hate and dehumanization of immigrants that appears to have motivated last weekend's mass shooting in El Paso. Many are outraged over the cruel neglect of children in custody along the border -- child abuse as immigration policy -- and this has spurred Congress to exercise some much-needed oversight. ...

    It cost $38 a day for a family to participate in the ICE Family Case Management Program, according to the Women's Refugee Commission, an advocacy group, compared with $319 a day per bed at a family detention center or $775 a day per child detained at the secure for-profit facility in Homestead, Florida.

    Bambini e ragazze vittime della tratta di esseri umani (Children and girls victims of human trafficking)

    Pin It

    Il rapporto di «Women's Refugee Commission (Wrc)» lanciato in Italia lo scorso marzo in collaborazione con Unicef, attestava come proprio lungo la rotta del Mediterraneo centrale resta alto il rischio di violenza sessuale per i migranti e rifugiati che si muovono verso l'Italia.

    23% of victims of trafficking are girls

    Pin It

    23% of victims of trafficking worldwide are girls and adolescents; In the European Union, the most common form of trafficking is that of sexual exploitation, "a gender violence that disproportionately hits girls and adolescents, who are 95% of the victims registered," Unicef ​​reported on occasion. of the International Day Against Trafficking that is commemorated tomorrow. ...
    The Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) report launched in March in collaboration with UNICEF recorded how precisely along the central Mediterranean route the risk of sexual violence for migrants and refugees moving to Italy remains high.

    IFT Announces New Campaign To Reunite Family Members

    Pin It

    Immigrant Families Together (IFT), an organization dedicated to assisting migrant families separated at the border, is launching a vigorous new campaign to focus public attention on parents and children who are still apart, in some cases after months or years, and to raise funds to bond migrants out of ICE detention, and cover the legal, medical, travel and living costs involved in bringing families back together. ...

    Each dollar raised through Every. Last. One. will go toward covering the costs of reunifying families, following the model IFT has established since June 2018 to provide essential assistance in partnership with a number of other organizations and sanctuary groups including the Women's Refugee Commission.

    Protecting L.G.B.T.Q. Refugees

    Pin It

    Letter to the Editor in The New York Times

    To the Editor:

    Re “Refugees Who Need Safety, Fast,” by Annie Hylton and Malia Politzer (Op-Ed, July 22):

    In May, the Women’s Refugee Commission undertook research in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya, and met with more than two dozen L.G.B.T.Q. refugees from the region. All had suffered physical and sexual violence in their home countries and in Kenya. Most did not have enough to eat or a safe place to sleep.

    Read more: Protecting L.G.B.T.Q. Refugees

    Big Picture: Tim Wakefield's Sound-Wave Art Pieces Raise $2.4 Million for Charity

    Pin It

    Wakefield has collaborated with more than 200 acts -- from Queen to Paul McCartney, Kacey Musgraves and Panic! at the Disco -- on limited-edition prints, raising over $2.4 million for charities of the artists' choice .... The foundation recently worked with Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne to raise money for the Women's Refugee Commission, which advocates for migrant rights.

    Heinrich, Udall call for changes in the care of migrant children

    Pin It

    “There is absolutely no reason to detain anyone who is not a danger to the public for weeks and months in overcrowded substandard facilities that endanger the health and safety of migrants and the government employees who work in these facilities,” said Michelle Brané, policy expert at the Women’s Refugee Commission.

    Mexico not in favor of Trump's safe-third-country agreement

    Pin It

    The only way the U.S. could get by with refusing to take in asylum seekers at our southern border would be "to have a “bilateral or multilateral agreement” in place with a third country.

    Herein lies the problem - The Women's Refugee Commission states that Mexico is clearly not a safe, or in many cases viable, alternative for many refugees and vulnerable migrants seeking international protection.

    Trump's new plan for asylum seekers isn't just stupid and xenophobic — it's unworkable

    Pin It

    A new law is set to be published in the Federal Register today that practically eliminates applications from asylum seekers at the southern US border, requiring them to apply for refugee status in another country first. ...

    And in a statement senior director of migrant rights and justice at the Women’s Refugee Commission Michelle Brané said, “Like the previous travel and asylum bans, this is the latest attempt by President Trump to try to undermine and eliminate asylum by circumventing both Congress and existing law. Seeking asylum is a legal right. Seeking safety is a human right.”

    How To Help Immigrant Families During ICE Raids That May Lead To Deportations, More Separations

    Pin It

    Several organizations are working tirelessly to protect and fight for immigrant families every single day. If you have resources to support their invaluable work, here are few advocacy groups and organizations to consider:...

    The Women's Refugee Commission (WRC): For the past three decades, this organization has been working to help protect women and children "displaced by conflict and crisis."

    INSIGHT - When the U.S. puts a border between migrant kids and their caretakers

    Pin It

    Leah Chavla, a policy advisor with the Women's Refugee Commission in Washington, D.C., said she knows of at least six cases of children separated from parents who were returned to Mexico. "I am positive we are scratching the tip of the iceberg," Chavla said.

    She and other advocates said that when the validity of a familial relationship is uncertain, it makes more sense to let parents stay in the United States while the matter is sorted out.

    Referring to Gerardo's case, "It's just so shocking how easily they separated him and sent him across the border," Chavla said. "You'd think they'd do a little due diligence before that."

    Feminist Organizations are Fighting for Migrant Children at the Border

    Pin It

    “If you look at the conditions of custody at the border, it’s really primarily small cells used for processing with the intention of very quickly turning [people] back because they had no legal basis for wanting to stay in the United States,” Michelle Brané, Senior Director of Migrant Rights and Justice at the Women’s Refugee Commission, a global nonprofit that fights for the migrant and refugee women’s rights, explained. “As that demographic started to shift, what we started to see is more unaccompanied children arriving and more women arriving with children. Eventually, that dynamic and demographics sort of expanded to a lot of men coming with their children and full families. [The holding cells] are no longer appropriate settings for these children and families. They’re not built for families.”

    Fact-check: Are immigrant children free to leave shelters ‘at anytime’?

    Pin It

    The doors at Casa Padre (a former Walmart store) are not locked but they have alarms that would alert staff if a child is exiting (and in the back area where children play outside, there is a fence), said Michelle Brané, senior director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the nonprofit Women’s Refugee Commission.

    Are immigrant children free to leave shelters ‘at anytime’? Half True

    Pin It

    The doors at Casa Padre (a former Walmart store) are not locked but they have alarms that would alert staff if a child is exiting (and in the back area where children play outside, there is a fence), said Michelle Brané, senior director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the nonprofit Women's Refugee Commission.

    Wieso die Flüchtlingssituation im Mittelmeer so kompliziert ist (German)

    Pin It

    Die Zahl der Migranten, die über das Mittelmeer nach Europa kommen, hat massiv abgenommen. Das liegt hauptsächlich an umstrittenen Vereinbarungen der EU mit Transitländern wie der Türkei oder Libyen, welche Migranten zurückhalten. Im Fall von Libyen spricht beispielsweise die NGO Women’s Refugee Commission von Beweisen dafür, dass Migranten dort gefoltert und sexuell missbraucht werden.

    Monitoring Child Protection within Humanitarian Cash Programmes

    Pin It

    As the Women’s Refugee Commission points out, humanitarian crises are often dangerous contexts that put people at risk. ...

    By mainstreaming child protection concerns into humanitarian cash throughout the programme cycle and by utilizing cash within child protection approaches such as case management, cash can be optimized as a tool to enhance the protection of crisis affected populations. As WRC (2018) argues, cash is not inherently risky, but simply designing a humanitarian cash intervention without weighing the child protection risks and benefits associated with cash and ensuring mitigation mechanisms, can lead to unintended consequences.