Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

You can access the organization’s entire set of materials, including an outstanding collections of videos about refugees from various parts of the world, online free of charge.

Donations can be made here >>> JRS Donation Page .

Step Forward

STEP FORWARD is a new website for undocumented immigrant woman and their families. The goal of the site is to help such individuals understand their rights and how to protect them, as well as to provide them with lists of resources of immigration materials and organizations.

Step Forward

Here is a link to the Spanish version:

The American Families United Act

Currently, a petition to pass H.R. 2095 – known as the The American Families United Act – needs 25 more signatures to reach its goal of 100,000 by March 21, 2016. Join me and 99,974 others in adding your name to the petition.

Help Pass H.R. 2095 – The American Families United Act

During the 113th Congress, H.R.3431 The American Families United Act was proposed and it died after it never progressed from a bill into a law to change the current immigration INA. It has been reintroduced during the 114th Congress now as H.R. 2095 and since June 2015 sits in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

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Deng Thiak Adut, Former Refugee, To Open World Summit On Migration Control

Deng Thiak Adut has been selected to open the World Summit On Migration Control.

Adut was kidnapped from his family at the age of six. He was forced to become a boy soldier and shot in the back at the age of 12. Later he was rescued by the United Nations and smuggled to freedom. He found his way to Sydney, where he went to law school. Today, he is a lawyer fighting for the rights of fellow refugees.

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The Second Cooler

The Second Cooler is a documentary about illegal migration shot primarily in Alabama, Arizona, and in northern and central Mexico.

The documentary’s producer, Ellin Jimmerson, seeks to bring migration issues into clearer focus for the American public.

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