Monday, January 23, 2012
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20036
Please join legal experts, religious leaders and human rights advocates in calling on the Obama administration to end the bureaucratic delays and the needless human tragedy suffered by law-abiding persons and their families already victimized by persecution. More than 4,000 people who have already passed the difficult test to prove they are refugees living peacefully in the United States — as well as untold numbers of refugees who remain in dangerous situations abroad — have begun another new year wrongly categorized by the U.S. government as “terrorists.” To date, U.S. agencies have failed to adopt the procedures that Congress passed in 2007 through bipartisan legislation spearheaded by Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). As a result, thousands of cases are on hold, leaving many to languish in limbo and be indefinitely separated from their families.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND RESEARCH,
SOUTHERN BAPTIST ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION
SENIOR COUNSEL, REFUGEE PROTECTION PROGRAM,
HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST
STEVEN H. SCHULMAN
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
U.S. CITIZEN SEPARATED FROM HER KOSOVAR HUSBAND
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