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Migrating Women and their Experience with Gender-Based Violence

by Giovana Oaxaca, Program Director for Migration Policy The allegations of medical neglect and invasive gynecological procedures in a privately-run detention center in Irwin County, Ocilla, Ga.—including coerced sterilization—quickly drew disbelief and condemnation worldwide this fall. Far from unique, these shocking allegations echo the...

Helpful graphic on the history of immigration

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History of Immigration

Here is a very good history of immigration which helps us to see the whole picture: History of U.S. Immigration    

Spreadsheet that lists COVID-1 resources

Here is link to a spreadsheet developed by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition continually updated to show resources available to migrants suffering from the pandemic:  

Crisis within a Crisis: Immigration around the Globe. Exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people in the midst of a pandemic.

“Governmental oppression, war and famine send historic numbers of people streaming via dangerous routes into nearby countries that are overwhelmed and often reluctant to accept them. People are treated as “suspicious” or are brutalized simply because of their gender, race,...

Welcome to the ELCA AMMPARO blog!

Welcome to the ELCA AMMPARO blog. For those of you who have discovered this and are not familiar with the ELCA AMMPARO strategy, it the ELCA strategy to accompany migrant children and families with protection, advocacy, representation and opportunities. As...