Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Ethiopia

The Oromo Community of Minnesota hall was packed yesterday afternoon. Twice we scooted our chairs forward to make room for the crowds at the back; our knees were pressed up against the backs of the chairs in front of us. And when community members took the microphone, we could hear a pin drop. People I … Continue reading Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Ethiopia

A Deeper Look at Asylum “Fraud”

Today, rather than considering whether American compassion is being taken advantage of by nefarious asylum seekers exploiting holes in our country’s immigration system, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee should ask whether our asylum system ensures that everyone who seeks asylum on our shores is met with a “strong asylum system that adjudicates cases in a … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Asylum “Fraud”

The Right Thing to Do

by Deepinder Singh Mayell “The time to fix our broken immigration system is now.”  President Obama made this statement on the Senate floor in May 2007.  Over five years later, “now” might be getting a little closer.  With a large Latino turnout being credited as a key part of President Obama’s re-election this November, immigration … Continue reading The Right Thing to Do

Change is good: Give to the Max Day

by Mary Scott From my office at The Advocates for Human Rights, I see promising signs of change every day. I see the relief in the eyes of our successful asylum clients, who can now live in safety and freedom from persecution. In pictures, I see the smiling faces of Nepali schoolchildren who, years ago, … Continue reading Change is good: Give to the Max Day