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    Why It's Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

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    The Women's Refugee Commission is mentioned in this article in Colorlines, by Rinku Sen, "Why It's Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together."

    Let's Not Give up on Immigration Detention Reform Quite Yet

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    Michelle Brané, Director, Detention & Asylum, writes about the need for reforming the U.S. immigrant detention system in this Huffington Post piece.

    Immigrant Detainees

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    Michelle Brané's letter on immigrant detainees in response to an article entitled "Getting Tough on Immigrants to Turn a Profit" has been published by the New York Times.

    Report: Widespread Border Patrol Abuse Goes Unchecked

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    Jennifer Podkul, Program Officer, Detention and Asylum, is quoted in Julianne Hing's Colorlines article, "Report: Widespread Border Patrol Abuse Goes Unchecked."

    Undocumented Women Forced To Give Birth While Shackled And In Police Custody

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    Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum, is quoted in Cristina Costantini's Huffington Post article, "Undocumented Women Forced To Give Birth While Shackled And In Police Custody."

    At Risk of Deportation and Thrown Into the Clutches of Known Killers

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    Michelle Brané, Director, Detention & Asylum, has a piece in the Huffington Post about the case of an Albanian immigrant whose family is threatened because of his willingness to testify against an Albanian mobster and human trafficker.


    Child advocates say more should be done to assist immigrant minors crossing the border

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    A recent article mentioning WRC highlights the many risks unaccompanied children face at the U.S.-Mexico border and what we can do about it.

    Lives in the Balance: No Time to Waste in the Horn of Africa

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    In this Huffington Post article, Women's Refugee Commission board members explain why the world needs to act now to save lives in the Horn of Africa.

    Don’t Skimp on Aid to East Africa–Women Will Pay the Price

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    The Women's Refugee Commission is mentioned in Christie Thompson's Ms. Magazine blog, "Don’t Skimp on Aid to East Africa–Women Will Pay the Price."

    Children Of Immigrants Face Hardship To Keep Families Together

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    Michelle Brané, director of the Detention and Asylum Program, is quoted in Elise Foley's Huffington Post article, "Children Of Immigrants Face Hardship To Keep Families Together."

    When Food Is Not Enough to Stop Famine

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    Read the Huffington Post piece by Senior Program Officer Erin Patrick on the cooking fuel needs of the thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and pouring into Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya.

    Famine refugees face increased violence, aid groups say

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    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."

    Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World’s Border Politics

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    Jennifer Podkul, Program Officer, Detention and Asylum, is quoted in Michelle Chen's article, "Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World’s Border Politics."

    For Immigrants, Is the United States a Safe Haven or Prison Ward?

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    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?"

    Immigrants Who Fight Deportation Are Packed Into Federal Gulags for Months or Years Before Their Cases Are Heard

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    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."

    Using Social Media to Save Women's Lives

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    Sarah Costa, Executive Director of the Women's Refugee Commission, writes about Mama: Together for Safe Births in Crises in this Huffington Post article.

    The article is also featured on the Huff Post Impact's main page.

    Prison Sexual Assault Reforms Won't Cover Immigrant Detention Centers

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    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.'"

    Urban Refugees: Ingenuity is Essential to Making Ends Meet in Nairobi

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    Women's Refugee Commission's Senior Program Officer for Livelihoods, Jina Krause-Vilmar, has her blog posted on the Huffington Post. Click here to read "Urban Refugees: Ingenuity is Essential to Making Ends Meet in Nairobi".

    Delayed Justice for Guatemalan Mother Encarnación Bail Romero

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    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.

    Federal Officials Send 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Back To Guatemala

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    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.