05 January 2017

Regional Focus: Americas

Event & opportunity:

Webinar: How to Use International Law and UNHCR Guidance to Represent Asylum-seekers in the U.S., 10 January 2017 [info]

Workshop: Country Conditions in Central America and Asylum Decision-making, Washington, DC, 12 January 2017 [info]


"Ailing Vermont Town Pins Hopes on Mideast Refugees," New York Times, 2 Jan. 2017 [text]

Aproximaciones a la Historia del Humanitarismo en América Latina y el Caribe (ODI, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Haitians, Africans, Asians: The Sharp Rise in non-Latin American Migrants Trying to Cross into the U.S. from Mexico," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2016 [access]
- Five-part series; access different stories using menu at the top of the page.

"Hungry Venezuelans Flood Brazilian Towns, as Threat of Mass Migration Looms," Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2017 [text]

In Toledo, Syrian Refugees are Welcomed Amid a Difficult Immigration Climate (NPR, Jan. 2017) [text]

What Could a Trump Presidency Mean for Refugees? (World Policy Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]


Knowledge Sharing and Networking (KN) Hub on Refugee Research (Access Alliance) [access]
- "Access Alliance has created this [hub] on refugee research to facilitate collaboration and synergy between current research projects on refugees in Canada, particularly those focused on Syrian refugee community."

Resources for Attorneys Representing Asylum-seekers in the United States (UNHCR) [access]
- "UNHCR’s U.S. Protection Unit has developed resources to assist attorneys representing asylum-seekers in the United States. These resources break down how to use international law and UNHCR guidance to support claims from individuals seeking protection in the U.S. The resources address six core topics: children’s claims, gender based asylum claims (women’s claims), claims from individuals fleeing gang violence in Central America, detention issues, and statelessness." See also related webinar listed above.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (13 Dec. 2016)

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