State Department, Sept. 20, 2021
"Today, the State Department is reaffirming our commitment to refugee resettlement in line with our long tradition of providing a safe haven and opportunity to individuals fleeing persecution. With the world facing...
Cornell Law, Sept. 13, 2021
"A first-of-its-kind Global Strategic Litigation Council for Refugee Rights comprised of more than two dozen refugee rights groups was launched today with leadership and support from Cornell Law School’s Migration...
LexisNexis State Net Capitol Journal, Sept. 10, 2021
"Thirty-five state governors from both parties say they will welcome Afghan refugees forced to flee their country because of the Taliban takeover.
“We’re a state of refuge,”...
Aline Barros, VOA, Sept. 6, 2021
"The tens of thousands of Afghan refugees who made it to the United States as part of a historic humanitarian evacuation are entering an extraordinary system with very different benefits.
Some with Special Immigrant...
Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Steve Yale-Loehr, and law student Evan O'Neill, have compiled this list of resources.
Phelim Kine, Politico, July 21, 2021
"A coalition of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists in exile has issued an urgent public plea to the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that will grant refugee status to Hong Kong citizens with “well-founded...
Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2021
"The Biden administration is expected to announce the major expansion of a program to allow Central American youths into the United States legally, part of its stated goal to increase “legal...
Tired of media spin, sensationalism and outright lying about the border? Here are three reputable sources:
1. A March 23, 2021 Fact Sheet from the American Immigration Council.
2. A link to the audio from a March 23, 2021 expert roundtable from the...
Yael Schacher, Dec. 18, 2020
"During his first week in office, President-elect Biden should issue an executive order on border asylum policy that departs dramatically from that which President Trump put forth during his first week. President Biden’s...
IRAP, Oct. 2020
"The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic...
Robert Delaney, South China Morning Post, Oct. 2, 2020
"The US state department announced the inclusion of Hong Kong for the first time in its annual refugee admissions proposal, a move that follows a series of actions taken by Washington in response...
LIRS, Oct. 1, 2020
"The Trump administration proposed its annual refugee admissions ceiling just before midnight on Wednesday, September 30, committing to resettle just 15,000 individuals in Fiscal Year 2021, which would be the lowest admissions...
State Department, Sept. 25, 2020
"The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) will begin migrating its Refugee Processing Center case processing system to a new IT system on October 9, 2020. This is part...
Ben Taub, New Yorker, Jan. 20, 2020
"The project of government relies on nonpolitical career officials following orders, and executing them well. On December 4th, some two dozen federal employees from the F.B.I., the D.H.S., the State Department...
HIAS, Inc. v. Trump
"Plaintiffs have demonstrated to the Court's satisfaction, based on statutory text and structure, purpose, legislative history, judicial holdings, executive practice, the existence of a serious constitutional concern over...