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Susan Martin, Professor Emerita at Georgetown University, discusses global strategies to support climate migrants and ways that JRS can advance education and future programming.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Jesuit Refugee Service Mexico are pleased to announce the start of a new program to respond to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced people at our shared border. The new program, called Caminar Contigo, will aim to reduce suffering, improve mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, and to decrease violations to the legal rights for refugees, asylum seekers, and other displaced people in the Cd. Juarez and El Paso region.
Maria Sajquim de Torres is the US Border Program Manager based in El Paso, Texas. We caught up with her about building community and supporting asylum seekers through the newest JRS/USA program: Caminar Contigo.
On April 16, President Biden’s announced that he has signed a Presidential Determination for US Refugee Admissions that will limit the number of refugees accepted into the US to 15,000 this year, an all-time low set by the Trump Administration. Your can may YOUR VOICE heard and let the administration know that this decision is unacceptable and that we must change course and welcome more refugees.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is deeply disappointed in President Biden’s announcement that he has signed a Presidential Determination for US Refugee Admissions that will limit the number of refugees accepted into the US to 15,000 this year, an all-time low set by the Trump Administration.
For the second-straight year, digital advocates at Jesuit universities and institutions took to their laptops, cellphones, and video chats to push for critical protections in US policy on refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons.
People fleeing conflict and persecution have a fundamental right to seek protection, but many countries – including the United States – continue to close their borders to asylum seekers because of the pandemic. Take action to ensure Asylum is restored
A new report released today from Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Seeking Protection in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Future of Asylum, finds that restrictions put into place to protect public health during the pandemic will have long-lasting impacts on US and global asylum policies and that these restrictions amplified existing inequalities between displaced and host populations.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA applauds the Administration’s proposal for Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary funding released today, which includes critical support for refugees here at home and abroad. If implemented, this proposal will provide much-needed resources for rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Admissions program and continuing America’s long history of leadership in providing overseas humanitarian assistance.
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