Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Undocumented mothers literally stood up for their rights in New York, calling on President Barack Obama to keep his promise for executive action on immigration reform. At New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, an informal “town hall” at CUNY’s [City University of New York] Baruch College campus on […]

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 […]

Report: Path to Legal Status Harder Now for Women Immigrants

Report: Path to Legal Status Harder Now for Women Immigrants

Alissa Bohling – Truthout – June 18, 2013 (originally published 14 June) A report released late last month by the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) found gender discrimination is built into U.S. immigration law. Two experts working with the not-for-profit nonpartisan organization spent 10 years interviewing women from Mexico and Central America living in Phoenix, Arizona, […]