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2012-02-19 07:02:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A humanitarian tragedy unfolds as the Iraqi military and police harass and threaten 397 Iranian dissidents relocated to Camp Hurriya, a former American military base. They are the first of 3,400 residents of Camp Ashraf. How Iraq, UN, EU, and the United States act is a litmus test for whether the rest of the residents of Camp Ashraf relocate. Professor Raymond Tanter, former member of the National Security Council staff in the...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although facing nearly $1 trillion in federal budget deficits, Congress is on track to increase immigration detention spending in FY 2012 by over $150 million. This morning the House of Representatives unveiled H.R. 3671, a "megabus" FY 2012 appropriations bill negotiated with the Senate that includes funding through September 30, 2012, for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a number of other federal agencies. H.R. 3671...

2011-11-28 15:10:04

Refugees who have fled Burma to live in Oakland, Calif., are at risk of becoming a permanent, poverty-stricken underclass warns a new report released today by researchers at San Francisco State University and the Burma Refugee Family Network (BRFN). The report found that almost 60 percent of Oakland's refugees from Burma are living in extreme poverty. Since 2007, thousands of refugees from war-torn Burma have been resettled by the U.S. federal government and an estimated 400 individuals...

2011-11-15 09:31:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Leslie, chairman of Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, will be honored for his work with refugees at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) agency's 60th anniversary gala in New York City tonight. The USA for UNHCR event will commemorate the lifesaving accomplishments of the UN Refugee Agency while honoring Leslie, ABC News correspondent JuJu Chang, and Farooq Kathwari, Chairman,...

2011-10-27 09:36:00

New report explores how the federal government can enforce smarter, spend less, and preserve dignity BALTIMORE, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any given day, 33,400 immigrants, including 1,400 asylum-seekers, are held in a network of more than 250 immigration detention centers across the United States with little or no judicial review or access to a lawyer. Incarceration has become the default means of immigration enforcement and represents a widespread violation of human...

2011-06-10 14:44:00

CHICAGO, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Relief Chicago is pleased to announce our celebration of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 17(th), 2011 from 3-6pm. World Relief Chicago welcomes all members of the community to join us in celebrating the lives of refugees on Friday, June 17(th) from 3-6pm. The program will highlight the journey of refugees to freedom and self-sufficiency. Additionally, we are joined in celebration by the YOURS orchestra in Albany Park; a unique...

2011-06-07 19:52:38

Media often portray so-called hidden refugees as individuals who spend their days hiding behind closed curtains, and this leads to false perceptions of these people living underground and outside society. A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, explores how the hidden refugees, the non-citizens, navigate in the city environment. 'The interviewed individuals taught me that "hiding" is rather a matter of passing unnoticed on the streets of a busy city. They talked about the...

2011-04-18 06:00:00

New Blue Key Campaign for Refugees Urges Americans to Take Action WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a new movement in social activism, the United States Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR) is calling on Americans to play a role in ending forest depletion around African refugee camps. The issue is a growing problem that harms the fragile ecosystems surrounding these vulnerable areas and contributes to physical...

2011-04-06 10:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Refugees in Kakuma refugee camp in the scrubland of northwestern Kenya now have access to higher education, following the launch by Jesuit Refugee Service of a distance-education project in collaboration with U.S. universities. The Jesuit Commons -- Higher Education at the Margins project offers a dynamic and flexible model of higher education to refugees, promoting education as a fundamental human right. In Kakuma, at least 100...

2010-12-19 00:26:42

In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, there are currently 10 addicted convicts on the street for a single bed available in a safe, sober house. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 According to recovering addict Jeffrey Christian, founder of executive search firm CTPartners and The Number 12 Foundation, 82% of male addict convicts released from prison are homeless. "In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, there are currently 10 addicted convicts on the street for a single bed available in a safe,...