Survey: Mapping Statelessness in the United States
Mapping Statelessness in the United States
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) are conducting a research study about statelessness in the United States. The purpose of this study is to estimate the number of stateless people in the US, develop profiles of different stateless populations, and understand their experiences and legal situations. Researchers at Syracuse University are assisting with the collection and analysis of research data.
What is Statelessness?
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees defines a stateless person as anyone “not recognized as a national by any state under the operation of its law.” Because they do not hold the citizenship of any country, stateless people are often marginalized and prevented from accessing identification documents, education, and the ability to legally work.
How Can You Help?
We are reaching out to immigration service providers, advocates, and community-based organizations to help identify the number and situation of stateless people in the United States.
How will this information be used?
The results of our research study will be published in a report for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Using the results of this survey, along with other research including interviews and statistical analyses, this report will estimate the number of stateless people in the United States, provide geographic and demographic profiles of the U.S. stateless population, and recommend policy solutions to address statelessness in the United States.
If you are interested in participating, follow the link in the title.
Questions? Contact Daniela Alulema, Center for Migration Studies, [email protected]
In the Wake of Zero Tolerance–Best Practices for Representing Separated Parents and Children Webinar
This Friday, July 13th, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will be holding a webinar for attorneys who would like to learn more and help separated parents and children.
The ABA Commission on Immigration, ProBAR, CRSJ and Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) present this webinar for attorneys who wish to learn more about representing families separated by the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Our experts will discuss how separated families have been processed at the border, forcibly separated, prosecuted and detained, causing grave suffering to parents and children and obstacles to their legal claims. Our experts will discuss each step in the process and explain the complicated legal proceedings that apply to parents caught at the border and children who have been rendered “unaccompanied” by government action. Lawyers across the country have expressed interest in helping these families. Many of these families remain divided today despite the President’s Executive Order that allegedly ended the practice but failed to include a procedure for reuniting families unless they agree to waive all claims and accept removal. This is not due process. Join us to learn more about how to effectively represent these families and permit those who fear persecution to apply for asylum as required by law.
Thank you to Sylvia Chin for sharing it with us.
For any questions, please email Civil Rights and Social Justice Section Associate Director Paula Shapiro at [email protected]