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Refugees International Joins 76 Organizations Calling on Congress to Oppose Protection Rollbacks for Asylum Seekers

Refugees International Joins 76 Organizations Calling on Congress to Oppose Protection Rollbacks for Asylum Seekers

Refugees International and 76 other organizations call on Congress in an advocacy letter to oppose any legislation that would expand the scale or length of immigrant family detention, overturn the child protection policies and laws currently governing the treatment of migrant children in custody, or undermine asylum protections. 

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Congress Urged to Resist Massive Cuts in U.S. Humanitarian Aid

Congress Urged to Resist Massive Cuts in U.S. Humanitarian Aid

In a letter, over 50 former national security and foreign policy officials, as well as leaders in the NGO community, called upon Congress to resist administration proposals to dramatically cut U.S. humanitarian assistance. The letter also urges the Congress to protect the key role of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).

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Mexico and the United States Must Suspend Talks on Barring Asylum Seekers

Mexico and the United States Must Suspend Talks on Barring Asylum Seekers

Refugees International urges the governments of Mexico and the United States to suspend any discussion of an agreement that would force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico pending a determination of their U.S. asylum claims.

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National Security and Humanitarian Leaders Urge Secretary Pompeo Not to Eliminate State Department Refugee Office

National Security and Humanitarian Leaders Urge Secretary Pompeo Not to Eliminate State Department Refugee Office

Former government and humanitarian leaders write to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo, urging him to reconsider, amid a decision on the reorganization of the U.S. Department of State, the elimination of the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. The letter outlines and underscores the unique role the bureau plays in influencing U.S. foreign policy interests and leadership.

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Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping Commemorates 70 Years of UN Peacekeeping

Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping Commemorates 70 Years of UN Peacekeeping

This week marks the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping. It is a time to reflect on the 134 peacekeepers who lost their lives this past year and to show gratitude to the nearly 105,000 troops, police, civilians, and volunteers - coming from 124 countries - who serve on 14 peacekeeping operations worldwide. After 70 years, UN Peacekeeping remains as relevant as ever.

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RI Raises the Alarm on Proposed Cuts in the FY2019 Budget

RI Raises the Alarm on Proposed Cuts in the FY2019 Budget

Refugees International remains alarmed by the significant budget cuts proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget, which was released on February 12, 2018. Budgets define priorities and this budget proposal, if approved by Congress, would be devastating to lifesaving humanitarian work across the globe. 

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A Chance to End the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen

A Chance to End the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen

As President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman tomorrow, Refugees International calls upon the president to press for an end to the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.  In the absence of Saudi Arabia taking swift and concrete measures to protect and assist Yemeni civilians, President Trump should make clear that the United States will not continue to support a war that endangers the lives of millions.   

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U.S. Disastrous Decision to End Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

U.S. Disastrous Decision to End Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

Refugees International President Eric Schwartz issues a statement as the United States announced its decision to end its participation in the effort to develop a Global Compact  on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Schwartz states that the U.S. decision is irresponsible and will limit U.S. capacity to influence a critical international discussion. 

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