• Rights & Justice & Advocacy Briefs

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    2011 HELP Act

    The Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act (H.R. 3531) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA6) during the 111th Congress. The HELP Separated Children Act was intended to protect parents' right to make decisions in the best interest of their children, provide safeguards to preserve family unity and reduce the strain immigration enforcement is placing on our foster care system and U.S. citizen children. We hope that this critical legislation will be reintroduced early in the current Congress.

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    2010 Help Act

    Enforcement activities conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and local law enforcement agencies operating under agreement with ICE too often result in unnecessary harm to children, families and communities.
    Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health Cheat Sheet thumbnail

    Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health Cheat Sheet

    Women’s Refugee Commission and the International Planned Parenthood Foundation on behalf of the IAWG on reproductive health in crises, December 2009.

    The 2009 revised “cheat sheet” summarizes the objectives and activities of the Minimum Initial Service Package (`) for reproductive health in crises as outlined in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The front page notes the objectives and the back page contains a matrix that maps minimum versus comprehensive reproductive health services and an outline of the content of the IAWG reproductive health kits.

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    What is the MISP and why is it important?

    Women's Refugee Commission on behalf of the IAWG on reproductive health in crises, December 2009.

    This document summarizes the importance of implementing the MISP at the onset of every emergency as advocacy messages for policy makers.

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    2009 Help Act

    This bill would implement critically needed reforms to protect children, families and communities impacted by immigration enforcement.

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