Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su preocupación ante los abusos y violaciones a derechos humanos que vienen enfrentado las personas que integran la “Caravana de migrantes” proveniente de Honduras.
Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern over the human rights violations and abuses faced by persons of the “Migrant Caravan” marching from Honduras. The IACHR urges the States concerned to adopt measures to guarantee the human rights of these individuals—in particular the right of persons in need of international protection to request and receive asylum—and to strengthen mechanisms of shared responsibility to address the situation of persons that have been forced to migrate.
Amnesty International’s view on US authorities’ family separation numbers:
There has still not been a proper reckoning of the scale of abuse by US authorities in the family separations scandal.
The US Congress must act immediately to publicly investigate and establish an exhaustive record of family separations by US authorities, and pass legislation prohibiting the separation and indefinite detention of children and families.
1. Background information
On October 10, 2018 the Trump Administration proposed drastically expanding the definition of who constitutes a “public charge” through a proposed rule in the Federal Register.
Under current immigration law, an individual can be denied entry or denied a change of immigration status if they are considered a “public charge.”
The proposed rule is not yet final and there is an opportunity to submit public comments.
USA: Catastrophic immigration policies resulted in more family separations than previously disclosed
The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period more than previously disclosed by authorities, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.
Congress approves five-year extension of U.S. government global food security initiatives
PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 28, 2018) — Global humanitarian organization Food for the Hungry commends congressional bipartisan passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which aims to combat hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.
New York, NY
(New York) – A satellite image taken on September 13, 2018 shows substantial growth in the tent city the US government is using to detain migrant children located in the desert in Tornillo, Texas.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration made a devastating announcement that it would only resettle 30,000 refugees next fiscal year – the lowest level in U.S. history. This number comes as we find ourselves in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in history, with more than 25 million refugees worldwide, over half of which are children.
Seventeen refugees, held on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island for almost five years, have left to resettle in the United States.
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Eight refugees previously held on Manus Island, have left Papua New Guinea's capital of Port Moresby to be resettled in the United States.
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Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
September 17, 2018
The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) refugee admissions level was set at 45,000—a historic low. Eleven months through FY18, the United States had only admitted 19,899 refugees—less than half this level. This represents a more than 60% drop compared to the same FY17 period when 51,392 refugees were resettled. The U.S. is on track to resettle no more than 22,000 refugees in FY18.
Statement from Eric Schwartz, President, Refugees International, on Secretary of State Pompeo’s announcement on the FY 2019 refugee ceiling:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. & WASHINGTON — The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today responded to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it intends to set the Fiscal Year 2019 refugee admissions ceiling at 30,000, a historic low.
Families Would Be Able to Try Again to Seek Aslyum in the US
After the Trump administration was slammed with lawsuits for separating migrant children and parents at the border, the US government has agreed to allow many of these parents, whose asylum claims were rejected, to reapply.
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Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 7, 2018) — In response to the federal government proposing new regulations that would greatly diminish protections for migrant children as outlined in the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement:
Washington, 31 ago (PL) La administración estadounidense del presidente Donald Trump mantiene hoy bajo custodia a 497 niños separados de sus padres inmigrantes sin documentos tras ser detenidos en la frontera con México.
Hace más de un mes expiró la fecha límite fijada por un juez federal para que el Gobierno reuniera a las familias, apuntaron reportes de prensa al citar el más reciente informe sobre el tema presentado en una corte de California.
New Report on Family Separation and Detention at the Border Documents Incompetence and Disregard for Human Rights