Why The Climate Crisis Will Also Be a Refugee Crisis

For decades, conflict, poverty, the drug trade, and failed governments were the biggest creators of refugees. Now, as the Climate Crisis escalates, rising sea levels, extreme weather, and more intense natural disasters threaten to create refugees on an unimaginable scale.  Today marks The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction which was created in 1989 by…
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Asylum and Withholding of Removal Report:  New BIA Decisions on “Particular Social Group” Claims

This month, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) published Matter of M-E-V-G-, 26 I&N DEC. 227 (BIA 2014) and Matter of W-G-R-, 26 I&N DEC. 208 (BIA 2014), both of which consider the eligibility of asylum and withholding of removal protection in the United States in the context of membership in a “particular social group.” Respondents…
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