Funders for Refugees & Asylum Seekers (FRAS)

November 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Refugees Thrive in America: Trump Cuts the Number of New Arrivals Despite Advancements and Success Stories
This issue brief gives an overview of refugee arrivals and ceilings in the past two decades, glimpsea into the lives of refugees who recently arrived in the United States, and the steps that newly resettled refugees are taking to rebuild their lives from scratch.
October 2018
News
Commentary
The U.S. Sends an Unwelcoming Signal to Refugees
By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the Trump administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.
October 2018
News
Commentary
Jeff Sessions is pushing asylum officers to reject more migrants. Will they go along?
The Trump administration’s goal has been clear: It wants as few people as possible coming to the United States without papers. And if they do come, it wants to deport them as quickly as possible. That goal might finally be within their grasp.
September 2018
News
Commentary
Trump's Huge Mistake on Refugees
The Trump administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
July 2018
News
Commentary
The Greek Opportunity: An innovative refugee support system in Greece
In a recent learning visit spanning the Greek archipelago — from Athens to Lesbos and Thessaloniki — our team saw what is really taking place on the ground. While the number of refugee arrivals-per-month has dropped in the past year, the challenges in responding to existing and new refugees remain.
June 2018
News
Commentary
Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
A White House aide and ally of President Donald Trump’s most hard-line advisor, Stephen Miller, has been appointed to a position at the State Department where he would exercise influence over refugee policies, in a move that could further enable the administration’s harsh crackdown on migration.
January 2018
Resource
Report
Punishing Refugees and Migrants: The Trump Administration's Misuse of Criminal Prosecutions
The Trump Administration is expanding prosecutions for unauthorized border crossing by targeting refugees legally seeking the protection of the United States. In so doing, it is violating both U.S. and international law.
January 2018
Resource
Video
The Ground Beneath My Children's Feet: Refugees and the Jewish Story
Home sweet home. Home is safety. Home is comfort. Home is familiar. What happens when you need to flee your home?
August 2016
Resource
Report
Divided by Detention: Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
This report profiles the experiences of five asylum-seeking families who are divided by detention. It provides a preliminary analysis of how this separation occurs, and the impact this separation can have on families’ well-being and ability to access humanitarian protection.
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