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SIVs still being wrongfully denied SSI benefits

An issue we first reported on in 2011 continues — SIV immigrants improperly denied social security benefits. An Iraqi SIV visa (Special Immigrant Visa) holder in California named Danial who arrived in June 2012 contacted us to report that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied him SSI (Supplemental Security Income benefits). 282 more words

Refugees

Sunny Cambodia, the Tasmania of Asia

The Guardian explains Australia’s Cambodia option. (Click on the image for a bigger version)

Cambodia as dictatorship, violent crime and grinding poverty is the stuff of tourist cliches. 77 more words

Society

IRC's Bob Carey takes top post of his agency's government regulator, ORR

On April 9 the HHS/ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) sent out a notice announcing the latest revolution of the revolving door between the private sector (resettlement contractors) and government agencies, such as the ORR and the State Department’s Office of Admissions — a new director for the ORR, the… 378 more words

Refugees

Islanders Pushed Out For U.S. Base Hope For End To 40-Year Exile

By Ari Shapiro

One of the most important American military bases in the world sits in the middle of the Indian Ocean on an atoll called Diego Garcia. 90 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Ethiopians talk of violent intimidation as their land is earmarked for foreign investors

New report gives damning indictment of the government’s mandatory resettlement policy carried out in a political climate of torture, oppression and silencing.

The human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagisation” programme is laid bare by damning first person testimony published on Tuesday. 1,012 more words

Co-operation not coercion - resettlement prisons as social co-operatives

Rationale:

Prisons do not prepare prisoners for a responsible, participative lifestyle – they do not have to worry about rent or housing, budgeting, health, or making a positive contribution to their community.  283 more words

Prisons