The Current Protocol on Family Separation at the Border is Cruel and in Urgent Need of Reform

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), attorney, Shanti Martin with Angela. Photo, Kids in Need of Defense. KIND’s network of attorneys represents unaccompanied children in their fight for reunification and safety. KIND has trained more than 24,200 attorneys and partnered with over 522 corporations, law firms, law schools, and bar associations. ********** […]

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Seeking Asylum in Canada-What the U.S. Can Learn about the Canadian Process

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength.  Welcome to Canada.” Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau Offers Support to Refugees With “Welcome to Canada” Tweet Over the past year, Canada has experienced an unprecedented wave of […]

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“What do we want? Justice. When? Now!” Farm & Domestic workers demand protection from Sexual Harassment

Domestic workers and field workers demand more protection from sexual harassment in the workplace.  Foto: María Peña/Impremedia Encouraged by the #metoo movement, hundreds of activists in farm labor and domestic work met in front of the Capitol yesterday to demand protection from sexual harassment. Members of the National […]

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11,800 Military have Family at Risk of Deportation

Lawmakers urge approval of a law to protect military family members from deportation. Photo: María Peña/Impremedia On February 28th, the Military Times published a story about a military veteran whose wife was facing deportation. The testimonial triggered confessions across the military community of military families facing separation due […]

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In Search of Mercy and Asylum-1,500 migrants march for their lives toward the United States

Migrantes realizan Viacrucis por México. Credito foto. Luis Gonzalez On March 25, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. thousands of central Americans, including children, babies, adults, families and even grandparents, embarked on foot on a migrant viacrucis headed to the United States. Their journey is described as a viacrucis, or way […]

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Impossible Choices-Request for Asylum & Family Separation

Photo: John Moore/Getty Images. Published in Politica para Mi. After one month and one day of travel on foot, bus, train, and multiple shelters stop, the caravan of migrants seeking asylum to the United States completed their journey from Tapachula in the frontier with Guatemala, to the border of […]

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“You are the worst foster parents in the world!” US Govt accused of losing 1500 Children

Photo credits. Politica para Mi. “Gobierno desconoce el paradero de unos 1,500 niños inmigrantes” (Government does not know the whereabouts of 1,500 children). “You are the worst foster parents in the world,” accused North Dakota Senator (D) Heidi Keitkamp during a testimony hearing before the Senate, when the Department […]

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“Private” crimes of domestic violence, gender violence and femicide in Central America are upheld by government and legal structures that protect aggressors through impunity and intimidate women into silence or flight. For the women who attempt to leave and to report the crimes, the price is often death.

Noticias la Verdad. Femicidio en Mejico. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that victims of domestic violence generally won’t qualify for asylum requests in the United States. He has argued that such claims are private matters, not political ones and that the issues are arbitrary. What he should know […]

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In a Town without Men, Street Children in Honduras Find an Unconditional Advocate

A Life of Service—Gregorio “Don Goyo” Alonso Garcia has been leading Horizontes al Futuro for 21 years. Horizontes provides shelter and education for street youth and seeks to inspire new models of manhood to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and family desertion. Horizontes al Futuro is a non-governmental, […]

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They Call Me, Mamá –Teacher of the Year Cordelia Fajardo Shares Why She Earned the Award

“To my first graders whose parents are gone, I tell them that we are their family. Their classmates are more than friends. They are also brothers and sisters. When they hurt I tell them, “You can call me, Mama.” Professor Cordelia Fajardo teaches first graders in Comayagua Honduras. […]

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