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Complaint Filed Against Trump Administration To Protest ICE’s Treatment of Pregnant Women

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Groups Report Inhumane Conditions, Inadequate Medical Care, and Failure to Implement Agency Policy Limiting the Detention of Pregnant Women.

Rights Groups Say ICE Denies Pregnant Women Medical Care

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A group of rights organizations petitioned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, alleging that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is detaining pregnant women in violation of policy while also denying medical care in violation of the law, amid health crises including miscarriages.

What Is The Rohingya Muslim Crisis? It’s A Feminist Issue

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Female refugees are deeply vulnerable in any context. The Women's Refugee Commission points out that, even once women arrive in refugee camps, they remain severely disadvantaged, at risk of sexual violence and exploitation, likely deprived of education and healthcare, and forced into labor. For the Rohingya, however, they're simply moving from one context of violence and possible discrimination to another.

Immigration authorities to escalate raids to hunt undocumented immigrants from mid-September

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Reportedly, thousands of immigrants will be deported after massive raids on undocumented immigrants across the country.

Immigration sweep? Not with hurricanes blowing, ICE says

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The agency said it was forced to scrap any immediate enforcement plans while the federal government’s resources are tied up in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and preparations for Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Hurricanes Delay ICE’s Plan to Deport ‘Historic’ Number of Immigrants

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It's unclear whether ICE's "Operation Mega" will continue in parts of the country not affected by hurricanes.

DHS reportedly cancels what would have been largest immigrant roundup in ICE history

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly canceled a series of nationwide raids scheduled for mid-September that would have added up to the largest—and possibly, most devastating—enforcement operation in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) history.

Trump Plans Massive Raids on Immigrant Communities Starting Mid-September

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Horrific Plan to Target 6,000 - 10,000 for Mass Deportation is Part of Escalating Attacks on Immigrants.

Operación Mega: Activistas advierten de redada masiva de ICE en septiembre

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Varios grupos de activistas condenaron un operativo de ICE que debería realizarse a mediados de septiembre y que tendría como objetivo arrestar y deportar entre 6,000 y 10,000 indocumentados.

9 Experts to Watch on Family Planning

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As part of our “Experts to Watch” series, we highlight nine people – from veterans to youth leaders – who are working to help bring family planning services to the women who need them, using research, policy and interventions to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls worldwide.

Los Angeles educators and leaders speak with one voice in support of DACA students

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Educators and local leaders in Los Angeles came out fast and strong against Tuesday’s announcement ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and in support of the hundreds of thousands of students it has protected.

Helpdesk Report: Women and girls with disabilities in conflict and crises

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What risks/vulnerabilities do women and girls with disabilities affected by conflict and crises face? What is the available evidence on interventions to support women and girls with disabilities affected by conflict/crises?d

Trump Administration Ends Immigration Program for Central American Kids Fleeing Violence

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On August 16, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security cancelled the Central American Minors (CAM) program, a federal immigration option created in 2014 under the Obama Administration's guidance. This program offered U.S. entry to minors fleeing violence in Central America's "Northern Triangle," the tri-country region doused in rampant gang violence and corruption (in just the past two years, 33,000 people have been murdered in the region).

ICE Has Arrested More Than 400 In Operation Targeting Parents Who Pay Smugglers

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested more than 400 people in an operation targeting undocumented parents and guardians who allegedly paid smugglers to bring their children to the U.S., putting them in grave danger. An ICE spokesman tells NPR the domestic phase of its Human Smuggling Disruption Initiative concluded on Friday. He said the "surge initiative" will now shift its focus to the transnational smuggling organizations that bring the children to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump Immigration Policies Trap Migrants on Both Sides of Border

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President Donald Trump's strict immigration policies have trapped migrants who fled their countries of origin only to be turned back by American authorities, Mother Jones reports.

Even before Trump assumed office, border patrol officials began turning away migrants seeking refugee status, saying, "Trump doesn't want you here." Many were forced to return to areas like Reynosa, Mexico, where fighting between the Gulf and Zetas cartels has turned the migrants into resources.

Double Crossed: Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Has Trapped Migrants on Both Sides of the Border

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Turning refugees back to Reynosa means sending them into the middle of a low-intensity war zone, where factions of the Gulf and Zetas cartels are battling for territory and resources—like migrants. “The cartel has people keeping tabs on the city, including at the shelters,” says Leah Chavla, a human rights lawyer with the New York-based Women’s Refugee Commission.

Nueve inmigrantes mueren en Texas tras ser abandonados en el interior de un camión

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El Gobierno estadounidense abrió este domingo una investigación por tráfico de seres humanos tras el hallazgo de ocho personas muertas y 28 muy graves que estaban encerradas en el remolque de un camión aparcado junto a un centro comercial en San Antonio (Texas), a 260 kilómetros de la frontera con México. Una persona más murió en el hospital horas después, elevando a nueve el número de víctimas.  

Why Trump's Travel Ban Hits Women the Hardest

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Trump’s “Muslim ban” is a frontal assault on many universal human rights principles. But the latest temporary reinstatement of the order’s 120-day refugee ban – pending an anticipated October Supreme Court ruling – is already quietly undermining the most fundamental universal humanitarian rule: it puts women and children … last.

The Executive Order is being challenged primarily for discriminating against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – with an arbitrary 90-day travel ban (with arbitrary, potentially illegal exceptions for those with “bona fide relationships” to US residents.)

New Paper Identifies Actions To Accelerate Family Planning Efforts In Humanitarian Contexts

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Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises: Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts

“…In preparation [for the London Family Planning Summit,] the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) convened an expert consultation on family planning in humanitarian contexts … At the expert consultation, IAWG members presented their experiences providing family planning in diverse humanitarian contexts, demonstrating that there is consistent demand for family planning services and that it is feasible to provide them, even in the most challenging contexts. Building on this momentum, the International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Care, Save the Children, and the Women’s Refugee Commission, organized a donor consultation … to seek input from donors and stakeholders to shape messages and recommendations for the London FP summit. This paper is a synthesis of the findings developed through both consultations and identifies collaborative solutions and actions to be taken at the FP Summit and beyond…” (July 2017).

Family Planning Saves Lives And Promotes Resilience In Humanitarian Contexts

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Globally, it is estimated that 128.6 million people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these individuals, approximately one-fourth are women and girls of reproductive age. Although family planning is one of the most life-saving, empowering, and cost-effective interventions for women and girls, it remains an overwhelming gap in emergency responses due to a lack of prioritisation and funding. Consequently, many women and girls are forced to contend with an unmet need for family planning and unplanned pregnancies in addition to the traumas of conflict, disaster, and displacement.