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"Refugee" Status Should Protect Victims of Gang Violence

05/11/2011

As the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees approaches, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has affirmed its commitment to better address protection gaps created by modern forms of forced displacement.

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Join PHR for a Public Forum: "When the State Makes Demands"

05/06/2011

Boston Area Readers: PHR Invites You to a Public Forum.

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Finally, Some Clarity for Gender-Based Asylum Claims

05/05/2011

Advocates cheered in 1996 when a landmark case, In re Kasinga, recognized that female genital mutilation (FGM) could be a basis for asylum. Ms. Kasinga was granted protection based on her membership in the social group of young women in her tribe who oppose FGM and have not yet been subjected to it.

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New York Times, Letter to the Editor: Illegal Immigrants

04/04/2011

A letter to the Editor on immigration, by PHR's Asylum Program Director, Christy Fujio, appeared on April 1 in the New York Times.

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PHR Meets With DHS to Discuss Recent Report

03/29/2011

One day after releasing our report on how a health professional’s dual loyalty can negatively impact the provision of health care in immigration detention, we secured a meeting with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discuss our findings and recommendations.

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