Topic: Colombia

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Jul 27, 2015

Family Detention ‘Deplorable’ Says Judge

Jul 27, 2015

Family Detention ‘Deplorable’ Says Judge Family Detention ‘Deplorable’ Says Judge By Rachel Nusbaum, HIAS.org Jul 27, 2015 Calling conditions “deplorable,” a federal judge ruled late Friday that children from Central America held in family detention centers should be released as soon as possible. Judge Dolly Gee said conditions at the centers failed to meet the standards set by an 18-year-old legal […]

Jul 20, 2015

High Speed Prosecutions Put Asylum Seekers at Risk

Jul 20, 2015

High Speed Prosecutions Put Asylum Seekers at Risk High Speed Prosecutions Put Asylum Seekers at Risk By Britanny Vanderhoof, Policy Counsel Jul 20, 2015 It is not a crime to seek protection from persecution. The United States has a duty to protect, not prosecute, those who come here seeking asylum. Yet according to a recent report by the Department of Homeland Security, the […]

Jul 16, 2015

Seeking Asylum Isn’t Illegal – So Why Were These Kids in Jail?

Jul 16, 2015

Seeking Asylum Isn’t Illegal – So Why Were These Kids in Jail? If there is a list somewhere of the greatest threats to America’s national security, children likely come in towards the bottom. Yes, they cry on airplanes and occasionally roam wild, but generally these are sources of irritation rather than alarm. Yet, since last summer, the United States government has been locking up hundreds of mothers and children.

Jul 13, 2015

Update from the Field: Flooding in Venezuela

Jul 13, 2015

Update from the Field: Flooding in Venezuela Update from the Field: Flooding in Venezuela By Rachel Nusbaum, HIAS.org Jul 13, 2015 HIAS offices in Guasdualito, Venezuela were impacted by heavy flooding in the area, July 2015. (HIAS) More than two weeks of heavy rain this month has caused the worst flooding in 20 years in Apure State, Venezuela, stranding many without clean […]

Jul 13, 2015

Central American Asylum Seekers Are Still Fleeing Persecution – They’re Heading South

Jul 13, 2015

Central American Asylum Seekers Are Still Fleeing Persecution – They’re Heading South Fox News Latino featured an op-ed by HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Melanie Nezer on the growing numbers of Central American asylum seekers heading to Panama. "Despite a long history as a country of refuge, the asylum system in Panama is under-resourced and cannot keep up with the volume of asylum claims," Nezer writes.

Jul 2, 2015

Support, and Song, Helps Refugees Heal in Ecuador

Jul 2, 2015

Support, and Song, Helps Refugees Heal in Ecuador Daniel*, a Colombian refugee living in Ecuador, showed me this music video when I visited his family’s home. Like so many other Colombian families we work with in Central America, gang violence made their life there untenable. When a local gang tried to force Daniel’s older brother to join, his mother Lorena* decided that their only choice was to flee.

Jul 11, 2013

Colombian Refugees and the Effects of Violence Throughout Latin America

Jul 11, 2013

Colombian Refugees and the Effects of Violence Throughout Latin America Colombian Refugees and the Effects of Violence Throughout Latin America By Kyle Kissick, HIAS Intern Jul 11, 2013 HIAS Latin America helps refugees who have fled Colombia’s decades-old civil war and prolonged internal violence. Since the beginning of the war, more than four million Colombians have been displaced within the country and as many as […]