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The Migration and Human Rights Project's 2015-2016 annual report is now available online in English and Spanish.


Center researchers Prof. Brinton Lykes, PhD student Kevin Ferreira and former PDHRP Supervising Attorney Jessica Chicco helped co-author a policy statement on family detention for the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA).  

See a two page summary of the SCRA policy statement here.   Or read the full SCRA policy statement here.

protestors hold "I am Ready. I am America." signs

Center signs on to letter to President Obama urging the administration to lift restrictions to healthcare access for people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read the full press release for more information about the letter to President Obama.

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has released its annual report on forced migrants. There were a record 63.5 million forcibly displaced people as of the end of 2015, a 10% increase over last year.  

See a summary of the UNHCR report findings, and a link to the report itself, here.  

kenya refugee camp

Center Director David Hollenbach, S.J. commented on wealthy nations' obligations towards refugees as part of a discussion on the fate of the hundreds of thousands of refugees set to be repatriated with the Kenyan government's intended closure of the huge Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps this coming November, in an article in America magazine. 

See Hollenbach's comments in the America article here.


Center Director David Hollenbach, S.J. gave an in-depth interview for a piece on the PBS program Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly entitled "Ethical Obligations to Displaced People." 

See the PBS video and transcript here.


Two new modules have been added to the Center's ESOL/KYR Toolkit. Read more about "Protecting Families in Cases of Separation" and "Understanding the US School System" »


upcoming events

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