Act Now to Shut Down Berks Detention Center

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): Candles, birthday cake, presents, friends and family. That’s what every parent hopes for their child’s birthday. Instead of festivities, Tomás spent his eighth birthday behind bars—for the second year in a row. The reason why? … Continued

Don’t Deport My Dad: Call for Vigils on Father’s Day—June 18

From Church World Service (http://www.churchworldservice.org): Faith organizations, congregations and partner organizations are holding prayer vigils to recognize so many dads who are facing deportation and could be torn away from their children this Father’s Day. Leading organizations such as Church … Continued

Syrian Refugee Children Have High Burden of Anxiety

Posted at https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/apa/65642 Vast majority experienced separation anxiety by DeeAnn Visk PhD May 28, 2017 SAN DIEGO — Syrian refugee children living in the U.S. reported high levels of anxiety, according to research presented at the American Psychiatric Association meeting. Based on self-reported … Continued

Ecumenical Relations Manager—Church World Service

Posted at https://cwsglobal.org/1294-ecumenical-relations-manager-washington-dc/ May 23, 2017 Position Title: Ecumenical Relations Manager Reports To: Associate Director, Community Organizing IRP+ Location: Washington DC, but flexible Team: Immigration and Refugee Program Team Grade: 6 Salary: $43,103 to $64,653 Status: Full Time, Exempt, Non-Bargaining Unit Church World Service (CWS) is a … Continued

Tell Congress the US Should Not Cut Lifesaving Assistance to Refugees, Torture Survivors

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (http://www.cvt.org/): President Trump has released his Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request, which if passed by Congress would significantly reduce U.S. assistance to refugees and torture survivors around the world. In the face … Continued

Secretary Kelly Statement on the Limited Extension of Haiti’s Designation for Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months—the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti. This extension is effective July 23, 2017 through January 22, 2018. “After careful review of the … Continued

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