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A New Low: Stealing Family Heirlooms in Exchange for Protection


The refugee crisis in Europe has shown the very real limits to the social coherence and solidarity that seemed to form the basis for the European Union until now. But even within the climate of hostility against asylum seekers in Europe, Denmark stands apart as one of the worst aggressors.

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Refugees in Slovenia

Courageous Refugees, Cowardly Politicians


I came to Europe to bear witness to the overwhelming numbers of children, women, and men searching for safety and a future far from the bombs that have devastated their homes in Syria. I joined the Nobel Women's Initiative to meet with some of these courageous refugees and listened to their stories.

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Syrian Kurds Crossing Border

Surviving the War Only to Die at Sea


In the three weeks since Aylan’s photo circulated around the world, little has changed for refugees seeking safe passage from conflict.

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U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

Immigration Reform Cannot End Here


While Obama's announcement is a welcome effort to bring undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows,” advocates remain deeply concerned over how the executive action will affect asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, and other vulnerable groups.

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Asylum in the United States

Vulnerable and Alone: Children Crossing the Border


Although Maria is just 13-years-old, she already suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression, reports Dr. Carol Kessler, a child psychiatrist and member of the Asylum Network at PHR. Originally from El Salvador, Maria fled to the United States after a gang member attempted to rape her and force her to join his gang.

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