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]