Today*, I'm proud to write that LIRS Director for Access to Justice, Liz Sweet, will speak at a Capitol Hill briefing. Sweet will detail LIRS's work with detained torture survivors and underline the need to protect survivors from immigration detention. I'm proud that LIRS and our partners are able... more
Immigration reform: Will we see it in 2013? That’s the burning question on everyone’s mind this year.
A complicated debate and legislative process lie ahead. Here to decipher the headlines for you every Monday is THE UPDATE, a weekly blog series whose panel of experts will analyze how recent... more
Reforma migratoria: ¿La veremos en el 2013? Ese es el tema prioritario en la mente de cada persona este año.
Un complicado proceso legislativo y debate están por venir. Para descifrar los titulares para usted está “LA ACTUALIZACIÓN”, una serie de comentarios semanales en Internet (blog)... more
According to UNHCR, there are around 15 million refugees in the world today. Some are fleeing conflicts that are well known and others, conflicts that are lesser known. This year, one of the ethnicities that LIRS is resettling is the Banyamulenge Tutsis. They have fled the lesser publicized... more
Advocates are working hard to bring the issues surrounding immigration detention into the spotlight. In this week’s edition of the Friday Top Picks, I’d like to highlight a post from Bronwyn Lea where she discusses the long and complicated process of becoming a legal citizen in the United... more
Immigration detention breaks families apart and goes against our American values of welcome. Fortunately, there are leaders across the country who take time out to visit detainees, hold vigils, and fully welcome the stranger. I’m honored to share an interview today with Pastor Diakonda Gurning,... more