Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Bahar Mirhosseini – WNN Features (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: To date the United States Customs and Border Protection has now apprehended over 57.5 thousand unaccompanied children at the southwestern border of the U.S. from October 2013 to August 2014. These numbers are significantly higher than they were only a few years ago. Although with […]

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: United Nations human rights experts have expressed their grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have spiked in recent years. “States must guarantee that every single asylum claim […]

Paperless Palestinians in Norway continue to struggle without rights

Paperless Palestinians in Norway continue to struggle without rights

Dana Ali – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Oslo, NORWAY: Twenty-five Palestinian refugees who managed to escape persecution in Iraq and find their way to Norway they continue to live in harsh conditions after their asylum applications were refused. Some have deportation (‘forced relocation’) orders pending. The Norwegian immigration service based its decision with refusal of these […]

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

Jessica Arevalo – Huffington Post – 04 June 2012 (originally published 30 May) The civil rights movement in the United States today has an LGBTQ agenda, and it is gaining momentum. On May 9, President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage and following suit, the NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a […]

For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that

For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that

Pamela Constable – Washington Post – Friday, 10 February 2012 (originally published 08 Feb) Teresa Gomez, a Salvadoran woman in her 20s, and Margaret Ashong, a grandmother from Ghana, endured regular beatings, threats and insults by the fathers of their children. Like many battered immigrant women in the Washington area, they mostly suffered in silence, […]

Human Trafficking fight comes to Titus County

Human Trafficking fight comes to Titus County

MARCIA DAVIS-SEALE –  Daily Tribune – Wednesday, 05 October 2011 She used a crowbar as her ticket out of the home prison. The woman and her three children had been held hostage for several years in a rural northeast Texas home less than an hour from Titus County – victims of human trafficking. Horrendous starvation, […]

Seeking Home – Immigrant Stateless Women Norway

Seeking Home – Immigrant Stateless Women Norway

  Commentary by Palestinian Iraqi immigrant to Norway – Dana A. Mahmoud My family is originally Palestinian from Haifa. My grandparents (from both sides) were born in Haifa, which is now part of Israel. In 1948, during the conflict that followed the 1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (11) ‘Future Government of Palestine’ (also […]