President Trump’s Executive Order Harms the U.S. & Refugees

I have worked with refugees and asylum seekers since 1991. I cannot even tell you how many I have had the privilege to represent, and I believe that I have only encountered two cases of fraud in more than 20 years. I have never encountered even a single client with any links to terrorism. The refugees and … Continue reading President Trump’s Executive Order Harms the U.S. & Refugees

Marching for a bridge forward

Living halfway across the country from one another, Erin Banovetz Lake and Nick Banovetz are like many siblings and families: The geographical distance that divides them presents its challenges – like their children not seeing each other as much as they’d like or not always celebrating holidays together – but they find ways to stay … Continue reading Marching for a bridge forward

“I can march.”

  This was my first march. I really did not know what to expect. I spent the evening before the march sitting on the basement floor in our house with my sister and our friends painting posters. When we finally got to the march – which was no easy feat because the DC Metro was … Continue reading “I can march.”

Targeting immigrant and refugee communities violates human rights, American values

NEWS RELEASE January 25, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Targeting immigrant and refugee communities violates human rights, American values  The Advocates for Human Rights responds to White House executive orders on immigration   Minneapolis, MN (January 25, 2017) --- Today’s White House announcement of executive orders on immigration undermine fundamental human rights and put refugee and … Continue reading Targeting immigrant and refugee communities violates human rights, American values