- Tropical Storm Nate - Oct 2017
- Mexico: Earthquakes - Sep 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Central America: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Latin America: Storm Surge - May 2015
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Jul 2014
- Central America: Drought - 2014-2017
- Mexico: Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel - Sep 2013
- Central America: Dengue Outbreak - 2013-2014
Eric Schwartz June 21, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order (EO) on June 20, entitled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.” In that executive order, the president announced an intention to alter the policy of separating adult asylum seekers from their children by incarcerating adults and children together while the adults are undergoing criminal prosecution.
As we mark World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20, governments confront humanitarian challenges of enormous proportion, with more than 68 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. The U.S. government has long played a key role in helping meet the needs of refugees and IDPs. Thus, it is appropriate and important that Refugees International (RI) evaluates and offers a report card on the Trump administration’s progress on refugee and humanitarian protection.
Francisca Vigaud-Walsh, Eric Schwartz, and Gabriela Dehesa-Azuara
Washington, D.C. -- An estimated 25 percent of the unaccompanied children now arriving at America’s southern border are Mexican, according to data obtained by Refugees International (RI), yet the vast majority of these children are turned around at the border without ever speaking to an asylum officer. This is true even though many are fleeing persecution by organized criminal groups and forced recruitment into cartels. RI is urging the U.S. government to stop pushing back these children and start individual hearings to evaluate their cases.