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    Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate

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    Catherine O'Neill was a well-known figure among Southern California Democrats, running twice for the state Senate. After observing conditions in refugee camps around the world, she helped found what is now the Women's Refugee Commission.

    Read Catherine's obituary in The Los Angeles Times.

    Escaping Gang Violence, Growing Number of Teens Cross Border

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    Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Migrant Rights & Justice program, is quoted in this piece about teens fleeing gang violence in Central America, a phenomenon that we highlighted in our report "Forced from Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America." Read the transcript here.

    Christian Indonesians Live In NJ Church's Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation

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    ABC News quotes Michelle Brané, director of our Migrant Rights and Justice program, in “Christian Indonesians Live In NJ Church's Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation.” "They [five Christian men from Indonesia who have sought sanctuary at a New Jersey church in the hopes that it will save them from being deported] are in a Catch-22, whatever outcome they have is detrimental to their children. The reality is that these US citizen children can be really harmed by these decisions."

    Read more here.

    Poverty and fear of gangs drive young immigrants to U.S.

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    Our report "Forced from Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America" is cited in this Reuters article "Poverty and Fear of Gangs Drive Young Immigrants to U.S." Read the article here.

    A Quarter of Deportations Are of Parents of U.S. Citizens

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    ABCNews/Univision quotes Senior Program Officer for MIgrant Rights and Justice, Emily Butera, in "A Quarter of Deportations are of Parents of U.S. Citizens."

    Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

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    Senior Program Officer Emily Butera was quoted in the Colorlines article "Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years."

    DHS Finally Addresses Rape in Detention Facilities

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    New America Media featured our press release in "DHS Finally Addresses Rape in Detention Facilities."

    Child Marriage Perpetuates Cycle of Poverty for Young People

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    Senior Program Officer for Reproductive Health, Jennifer Schlecht, was quoted in the Deseret News article "Child Marriage Perpetuates Cycle of Poverty for Young People."

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    Michelle Brané, Director, Migrant Rights and Justice, spoke about immigrants' parental rights on the Spanish language radio show

    Linea Abierta.

    In Tijuana, Deported Moms Struggle to Reunite with Kids

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    The Women's Refugee Commission was mentioned in a New America Media post about mothers who have been deported from the United States struggling to reunite with their children.


    Minors Flee Central American Violence

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    Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow, speaks about children and youth fleeing gang violence in Central America in this Al Jazeera piece. Watch here.

    REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD REACTS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON TREATMENT OF CHILDREN MIGRATING TO U.S.

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    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard reacts to the release of our new report "Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America" in this piece found on her website.

    Study: Violence Pushing Central American Kids to U.S.

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    Jessica Jones and our new report "Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America," are quoted and discussed in this National Journal piece by Rosa Ramirez.

    Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings

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    Program Officer Mihoko Tanabe co-authored an article on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in humanitarian settings for Forced Migration Review.

    Emily Owens, M.D. Star Mamie Gummer Reveals Her Mom's (Meryl Streep!) Movies That Make Her Laugh, Cry, and Watch Again and Again

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    "My favorite charity is the Women's Refugee Commission and the Nomi network." Mamie Gummer, star of the new TV drama "Emily Owens, MD, (and WRC's ambassador and daughter of Meryl Streep) in Glamour magazine.

    Unaccompanied migrant youth in U.S. detention centers rises 50%

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    The Los Angeles Times published a story "Unaccompanied Migrant Youth in U.S. Detention Centers Rises 50%" based on our report Forced From Home:The Lost Boys & Girls of Central America.

    The High Price of the Syrian Conflict on Women

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    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio program “The Current” aired a piece on the widespread sexual violence against women and girls in Syria, which quotes Director of Reproductive Health, Sandra Krause.

    Child-migrant problem on rise

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    Director Michelle Brané and Program Officer Jennifer Podkul are quoted in a POLITICO article on the rise of unaccompanied children migrating to the United States.

    Young and Alone, Facing Court and Deportation

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    Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Women's Refugee Commission, is quoted in this front page New York Times article by Julia Preston, discussing the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border fleeing gang violence and abuse in Central America.

    Immigrant detainees land in limbo in Alabama jail

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    NBC News did an investigative report on the plight of immigrants detained in an Alabama jail, which quotes Michelle Brané and cites our research into human rights abuses at the notorious facility.