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2013-08-06 23:27:49

A Los Angeles Federal Judge ruled that the United States is liable for an asylum officer's demand of sexual favors and money in exchange for granting the asylum applications of two Chinese female refugees. Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison lawyers prevail after a fourteen year legal battle. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 On August 5, 2013, a Los Angeles Federal Judge ruled that the United States is liable for an asylum officer’s demand of sexual favors...

2013-07-03 12:23:01

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diplomatic Courier and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) partner to reveal "Broken Lives," a poignant collection of refugee images by world-renowned conflict photographer and cameraman Sebastian Rich, at the National Press Club (529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045). The exhibit will be on display July 1-31, with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with remarks by Sebastian Rich at 6:00 p.m....

2013-07-02 11:07:54

The first evidence of widespread 'modern slavery' in England for refugees and asylum seekers is revealed in a study published today. The two-year study calls for an overhaul of government policy to restore asylum seekers' right to work and ensure all workers can access basic employment rights, such as National Minimum Wage, irrespective of immigration status. Dr Stuart Hodkinson from the University of Leeds, who co-authored of the study, said: "We found that in the majority of cases, if...

2012-12-03 16:23:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Community Service from the Checago Bright Foundation, Inc. "We are honored to receive this award from the Checago Bright Foundation, and extremely grateful for the amazing work of the organization and its founder. Checago Bright-Sawo is a refugee entrepreneur who is giving back to others in so many ways," said Linda Hartke, President and CEO of...

2012-11-13 12:25:01

Refugee Council USA Hails New Americans' Contributions to Economy, Community Renewal WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving, the most uniquely American and immigrant-centered of all holidays, will be greeted this year with gratitude for refugees' contributions to communities across the nation. "The Pilgrims and today's refugees have in common the challenge of beginning anew," said Dan Kosten, Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Chair. "Thanksgiving reminds us that,...

2012-09-10 02:30:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee has launched a campaign to support New Roots, a dynamic community gardening and nutrition program that enables refugees to grow, harvest and sell fresh and affordable produce while integrating into their new communities across the United States. "We want newly arrived refugees to have a healthy start here, but in many communities where they can afford to live, finding healthy and affordable produce is not...

2012-08-20 15:16:22

Many refugees to the U.S. travel thousands of miles to a safe harbor, but once here find that adjusting to linguistic and cultural differences is an equally daunting task, according to new research to be presented by two University of Dayton sociologists at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "In one or two weeks, some refugees find themselves going from a place like a Burundian refugee camp to a Midwestern city like Dayton," said sociology professor Theo...

2012-07-30 02:30:15

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KNALIJ(TM) and The Conversation have launched a visualization application displaying the global refugee and asylum seeker populations from 1975-2010. Using UNHCR data compiled by the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Application was created to help provide fundamental insights into global refugee populations over time. The Application is intended for both academic examination and as an accessible tool to inform the general public of the need for...

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy
2012-06-20 05:39:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia in his attempts to avert what he calls political persecution by the United States for releasing U.S. classified documents on his website. Assange´s move comes just days after Britain´s supreme court rejected the last of his appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex...

2012-06-18 11:42:58

We all tend to assume that refugees want to go home. But often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Many have spent decades in exile; many second and third-generation refugees have never seen the place which they are now expected to call home. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the right answer. Dr Katy Long at the London School of Economics says: "There is usually political...