Immigration and Refugee links

Global Refugee Reports | General Info and Advocacy | Faith Resources | Refugee and Immigrant Health | Immigration Issues | US Government Sites | Programs for Torture Survivors | Resources on Trafficking | Coping with Stress | Resources by Region | Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Also see IRP Resources and Resources for Refugee Co-sponsors

Global Refugee Reports

Forced Migration Online: A World of Information on Human Displacement -- www.forcedmigration.org

Researching Forced Migration: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources -- http://forcedmigrationguide.pbwiki.com

U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 2009 An annual overview of global refugee situations & statistics (www.refugees.org/)

Human Rights Watch World Report 2010 A report on the events in dozens of countries and updates on topical issues including refugees and displaced persons, women and children's rights, landmines, and international justice (http://www.hrw.org/world-report-2010)

World Migration Map Data Tool
www.migrationinformation.org/wmm

"From 'There' to 'Here': Refugee Resettlement in Metropolitan America"
www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20060925_singer.htm


General Information and Advocacy Links

Amnesty International
www.amnesty.org/

Center for Applied Linguistics
www.cal.org/

Detention Watch Network
www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/

FilmAid International
www.filmaid.org/

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
www.internal-displacement.org/

Human Rights Watch
www.hrw.org/en/category/topic/refugees

Immigration Films List
www.breakthrough.tv/

InterAction
www.interaction.org/refugees-displacement-protection

Interfaith Immigration
www.interfaithimmigration.org

Interfaith Worker Justice
www.iwj.org/index.cfm/immigration

International Organization for Migration
www.iom.int/

Jubilee Partners
www.jubileepartners.org

Muslim Refugees in the United States: A Guide for Service Providers
www.cal.org/co/muslims/index.html

National Immigration Forum
www.immigrationforum.org/

Reform Immigration for America
www.reformimmigrationforamerica.org

Refugee Council USA
www.refugeecouncilusa.org/

Refugees International
www.refugeesinternational.org/

RefugeeWorks, the national center for refugee employment and self-sufficiency
www.refugeeworks.org/

UN High Commissioner for Refugees
www.unhcr.org/

Women’s Refugee Commission
www.womensrefugeecommission.org

World Council of Churches Refugee and Migration Service
www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/international/uprooted/index-e.html

Faith Resources

Aliens and Strangers: The Scope of the Kingdom and the Logic of the Gospel (seminar outline)
www.christianconventions.org.uk/nwc/pdf/NWC08_HospitalitySeminar.pdf

Seven Biblical Principles for the Care and Nurture of Refugees
www.e-w-s.org/html/biblical_principles.html

"Welcoming the Stranger: A Toolkit for Christian Education and Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform."
www.sojo.net/action/alerts/CCIR_toolkit.pdf

"I was a stranger and you welcomed me" Sermon Resources on Immigration
www.sojo.net/action/alerts/080402_Serman_Booklet.pdf


Refugee and Immigrant Health

Healthy Living Toolkit -- Resources for use in discussions about Communicable Diseases, Domestic Violence, Health Care, Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition Related Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, and Women's Health in many languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, English, Farsi (Persian), French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Karen, Kirundi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese. More languages being added!
http://refugees.org/hltoolkit


Immigration Law, Services, and Other Issues

Immigrant Legal Resource Center
http://www.ilrc.org/

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/

ACLU Immigrants Rights Project
www.aclu.org/immigrants/index.html

American Bar Association Commission on Immigration Policy, Practice and Pro Bono
www.abanet.org/immigration/home.html

American Immigration Lawyers Association
www.aila.org/

Asylum Law.Org
www.asylumlaw.org/

Catholic Legal Immigration Network
www.cliniclegal.org/

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
www.uchastings.edu/cgrs/

National Immigration Law Center
www.nilc.org/

National Immigration Forum
www.immigrationforum.org/

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
www.nnirr.org/


U.S. Government Immigration-Related Sites

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
www.uscis.gov/

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
www.ice.gov/

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
www.cbp.gov/

Executive Office for Immigration Review
www.usdoj.gov/eoir

Office of Refugee Resettlement
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/

Board of Immigration Appeals
www.usdoj.gov/eoir/biainfo.htm

U.S. Department of State
travel.state.gov/

U.S. Visa Information
www.unitedstatesvisas.us

U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
www.state.gov/g/prm/

U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (archive)
www.state.gov/www/global/prm/index.html

 

Programs for Survivors of Torture

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
www.irct.org/

Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture New York, NY
www.survivorsoftorture.org

Physicians for Human Rights
www.phrusa.org/

Center for Victims of Torture
www.cvt.org/

HealthRight International
www.healthright.org

Survivors International San Francisco, CA
www.survivorsintl.org/

Advocates for Survivors of Torture Baltimore, MD
www.astt.org/

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
www.bcrhhr.org/

Dallas Center for Survivors of Torture
www.cstnet.org

Survivors of Torture International San Diego, CA
www.notorture.org/

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
refugees.org/

 

Resources on Trafficking

The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking

Office for Victims of Crime: Trafficking in Persons
www.ovc.gov/help/tip.htm

humantrafficking.org, a web resource for combating human trafficking
www.humantrafficking.org/

National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

 

Understanding and Coping with Traumatic Stress

Headington Institute
www.headington-institute.org/


Resources on African Refugees

The Kunama
www.cal.org/co/pdffiles/backgrounder_kunama.pdf

Liberians: An Introduction to their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/liberians/liberian_050406_1.pdf

The Somalis: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/somali/index.html

The Somali Bantu: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/bantu/index.html

Refugees from Sudan
www.cal.org/co/publications/cultures/sudan.html


Resources on Asian refugees

The Afghans: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/afghan/index.html

Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal
PDF file www.cal.org/co/pdffiles/backgrounder_bhutanese.pdf

Burmese refugees
www.refugees.org/countryreports.aspx?id=208

Refugees from Burma: Their Backgrounds and Refugee Experiences
www.cal.org/co/publications/profiles.html

IOM images of Karenni and Mai Nai Soi Camp
karennirefugees.multiply.com/

Karen Human Rights Organization, an independent group documenting the human rights situation in rural Burma. This website is rich in background information, photos, maps and links.
www.khrg.org/

Thailand Burma Border Consortium
www.tbbc.org

The Hmong: An Introduction to Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/hmong/index.html

The Montagnards: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/montagnards/index.html

Resources on European Refugees

The Bosnians: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/bosnia/index.html

The Meskhetian Turks: An Introduction to their History, Culture and Resettlement Experiences
www.cal.org/co/pdffiles/mturks.pdf

Turkey
www.refugees.org/countryreports.aspx?id=178

Yugoslavia
www.refugees.org/countryreports.aspx?id=189


Resources on Refugees in the Middle East

Refugee Council USA - Iraqi Refugees and IDPs
www.rcusa.org/index.php?page=iraqi-refugees-and-idps

United Nations Relief and Works Agency
www.un.org/unrwa/

Badil
www.badil.org/

The Iraqis: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/iraqi/index.html

Iraqi Kurds: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/kurds/index.html


Resources on Refugees in the Americas

Colombia
www.refugees.org/countryreports.aspx?id=83

Cubans: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/cubans/index.htm

Haitians: Their History and Culture
www.cal.org/co/haiti/index.html


Resources on Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Prison Guard or Parent? INS treatment of unaccompanied refugee children
www.unhcr.org/refworld/category,COI,,THEMGUIDE,,49ae53f32,0.html

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