Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to its controversial Secure Communities program in response to condemnation from governors, police chiefs, and immigration advocates.
While LGBT immigrant groups celebrated the recent passage of the right for same-sex couples to marry in New York, their response was more subdued than other gay advocacy groups. Even though civil rights progress for one group often benefits the other, there are still major hurdles same-sex immigrant couples must overcome to fully participate in the victory.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the political, economic, and social achievements of women around the world. To recognize this historic day, PHR is highlighting the enormous challenges we face in addressing mass rape in armed conflicts.
Ms. R came to the US from her home country in central Africa where, in her early teenage years, she was subjected to a horrifying sexual initiation ritual.
In the newspapers, we read wrenching stories about suffering in faraway places such as Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Myanmar; through this work, these stories have become real to me.