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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt calls for action on World Refugee Day

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt has been commemorating World Refugee Day with Syrian refugees in Turkey, which has overtaken Pakistan to become the world's largest refugee-hosting nation with more than 1.77 million in urban areas and government-run camps.

The Special Envoy and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres also met Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to thank him and his people for the country's generosity towards Syrian and Iraqis refugees and to discuss the challenges that Turkey and other host nations face, and their need for support. Read more >

US: Drug Deportations Tearing Families Apart / EE. UU.: Familias desintegradas debido a deportaciones por drogas

(Los Angeles) – Thousands of families in the United States have been torn apart in recent years by detention and deportation for drug offenses, Human Rights Watch said in a report re Read more >

Letter to Secretary Johnson from 136 House Democrats Says DHS 'Has Not Fully Grasped the Serious Harm Being Inflicted Upon Mothers and Children'

 We believe the only solution to this problem is to end the use of family detention”  Read more >

Border Reality Checkpoints to be Stationed Across Southern Border Region on May 13

Border Reality Checkpoints will take place at the following locations and times on Wednesday:

California: San Ysidro Port of Entry, 1:00 pm PST Read more >

Border Communities Reject McCaul’s HR 399

Bill will turn border communities into theatres of war Read more >

Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

In November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans. Read more >

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Advocates Slam ICE Plans to Open New Family Detention Facility in Dilley TX, Applaud Closing of Artesia

Statement from Silky Shah, co-director of the Detention Watch Network, on the announcement that ICE plans to transfer women and children currently held at the Artesia Family Detention Center to Dilley in December. Read more >

Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders

(New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for governments on protecting the rights of international migrants in border zones. Read more >

New report details a pattern of violence and abuse at the hands of private prison corporations now profiting off family detention

Why no one should be surprised that a complaint over sexual abuse has already been filed in a facility that’s been open less than two months

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IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000

Geneva - IOM today (29/9/2014) released “Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration,” the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea.

With a count surpassing 40,000 victims since 2000, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization.” Read more >