• Rights & Justice

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    Letter to DHS and ICE To Recognize Immigrant Communities Deserve Safety and Justice

    On March 8, 2017, Women's Refugee Commission as well as over 560 other national, state and local organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan calling on DHS to recognize that immigrant communities deserve safety and justice.
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    Resources for Families Facing Deportation and Separation

    Recursos para Familias Enfrentando la Deportación o Separación

    The following guides and reports provide information about family separation due to detention and deportation, safety planning and child welfare for families facing deportation.
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    Separation of Immigrant Families in U.S. Immigration Custody

    As the numbers of family units migrating together rises, so have the instances of arbitrary and harmful family separation, both before and upon reaching the U.S. border. Family unity must also be a respected principle in enforcement and removal operations by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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    No Safety for Refugee Women on the European Route

    Report from the Balkans

    There is virtually no consideration of gender-based violence along the route to ensure safe environments, identify survivors and ensure that services are provided to them.
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    Family Detention & the Flores Settlement Agreement

    In the summer of 2015, a court ruled that government practices of detaining asylum-seeking families violate the 1997 Flores Settlement for unaccompanied children. The government’s should immediately reverse their family detention policies, dismantle the facilities, and release children and their parents.

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