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November 10, 2015 Susan Corke reports from France, where she is researching antisemitism and far-right extremism. In Europe, the outlook is grim for refugees and other minorities. Xenophobia, racism, and...
November 10, 2015 By Megdi Abebe A new Wall Street Journal video outlines the steps and procedures Syrian refugees face on the path to protection in the United States. While highlighting the process...
November 09, 2015 Top News Guantanamo As early as this week, the Obama Administration is set to release its plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The long-awaited strategy reportedly...
November 04, 2015 By Megdi Abebe In a recent article for TIME, member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jeanne Shaeen (D-NH) criticized the U.S. government for not taking in a significant...
November 04, 2015 A recent feature by Buzzfeed's J. Lester Feder on the plight of LGBT Syrian refugees offered a rare look at the lives of one of the most vulnerable displaced groups. Feder relays the fears of LGBT...
November 04, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Last week the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) released the report "Women on the Run," documenting 160 cases...
November 03, 2015 Since 2012 the United States has resettled only 1,854 Syrian refugees—a small fraction of the four million people who have fled horrific violence in search of safety. A new interactive map from The...

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Report | April 19, 2016
In the Balance Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems Download the Report Executive Summary As the world faces the greatest refugee crisis since World...
Factsheet | April 05, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Screening Process The United States screens and vets refugees more stringently than any other group allowed to enter the country. STAGE ONE: The U.N. High Commissioner for...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists trying to enter the country. Human...
Issue Brief | March 15, 2016
THE BACKLOG in the U.S. immigration court system continues to grow, requiring immediate action. The number of cases pending before the court will soon exceed 500,000, far too many for a court...

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