We call upon the heads of state gathered for the High Level Meeting to Address Large Scale of Movements of Migrants and Refugees to join us and declare a simple vision, that their governments pledge to work, individually and collectively as members of the international community, to ensure that:
(1) Every refugee can access asylum from persecution.
LIRS is encouraged by this week’s announcement by the Obama Administration that it will expand the Central American Minors (CAM) program and create an in-country refugee referral program. These advancements will allow more Central American refugees to be admitted to the United States to live in safety and start new lives.
Last week, I participated in a panel discussion titled the “2016 UN Summit on Large Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants” as part of the Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System conference in New York City, sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies.
As you may be aware of, the... more
Today, we share the disappointing news that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-anticipated decision in United States v. Texas, providing the final ruling on whether President Obama had the authority to create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and... more