Refugee & Asylum Status

July 2019
News
Commentary
Migration Policy Institute logo, which features their name spelled out under their acronym and a green logo block. Posted to accompany their commentary, As the Trump Administration Seeks to Remove Families, Due-Process Questions over Rocket Dockets Abound
Since last September, the U.S. government has operated accelerated dockets in ten cities to handle the rising number of cases of families in immigration court.
July 2019
News
Commentary
Medium logo, featuring their name in white letters on a black background. Posted to accompany the post, "We can’t achieve immigration justice without gender justice, too."
In recent weeks, we’ve faced an onslaught of stories about the human rights abuses being perpetrated at our southern border.
July 2019
News
Blog Post
GCIR logo, which shows the acronym in white letters in an orange circle with the name spelled out to the right.
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
May 2019
Resource
Program Materials
Materials: First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers
Find all program-related materials for April's Monthly Immigration Policy Call, "First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers" here, including presentation, recording, and other resources.
March 2019
Resource
Issue Brief
Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum System and Points of Leverage for Philanthropy
This brief analyzes challenges being erected at every stage of the U.S. asylum process and the key leverage points for philanthropy.
March 2019
Resource
Report
This memorandum synthesizes interviews with key advocate stakeholders to identify the current challenges facing the U.S. asylum system, asylum seekers, and advocates for asylum seekers, and strategic leverage points and funding opportunities for grantmakers.
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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