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Excluded from Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, Civil Society Leaders hold briefing on the Northern Triangle Refugee Crisis and the US Response

JUN 15 2017 by SIMN

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2017

Contact: Kevin Appleby at kappleby@cmsny.org

Speakers ask governments to look at issues through a human rights lens

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, civil society representatives held a briefing at the Florida International University School of Law to address the issue of the human rights of Central Americans fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle—the nations of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.  The briefing occurred a day before the June 15-16 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami.  A recording of the briefing can be found at: https://lawmediasite.fiu.edu/Mediasite/Play/966294f184f948ee866de588890bdcb71d

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First Annual International Migration Policy Report

JUN 05 2017 by CMS

New York, NY – The migration study centers of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians, a Catholic community dedicated to serving refugees and migrants throughout the world, released today their first annual International Migration Policy Report. The study centers include the Centro de Estudios Migratorios (CEM) in Brazil; the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA) in Argentina; the Centre d’Information et d’Études sur les Migrations Internationales (CIEMI) in France; the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), the Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma (CSER) in Italy, the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) in South Africa, and the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) in the Philippines. The centers are members of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), a global network of migrant shelters, service centers and other institutions along migrant corridors and in border and destination communities throughout the world.

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From Empathy to Action

JUN 05 2017 by SIMN

The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) Leadership Council, Ontario Canada, hosted a charity event to benefit vulnerable migrants and their families to become self-sufficient and build safe communities.

New York, SIMN, Head Office, June 5, 2017 - The Scalabrinian Missionaries are undertaking many projects for migrants all over the world. Their mission is to safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, vulnerable and marginalized people on the move. The SIMN Leadership Council of Ontario, Canada, is supporting the Scalabrinian programs to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants and refugees around the world by promoting an annual charity event in Toronto. 

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Statement of the Scalabrini International Migration Network International Dialogue on Migration April 19, 2017

APR 24 2017 by SIMN

The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) operates 270 programs worldwide serving migrants, refugees, victims of human trafficking, and the internally displaced—schools, shelters, parishes, and community centers.  We would like to thank the International Organization on Migration (IOM) for hosting this dialogue and allowing for our participation.

While SIMN plans to comment on the many substantive issues involved in the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration as the process continues, we would like to make one general comment at the outset.  This perspective comes from our observations and experience in the field.

The lofty goals of the Compact, as articulated by Director General William Swing and others, and the reality on the ground are far apart—a gap that will be challenging to bridge.   The reality on the ground is that a record number of persons are on the move globally and a new model is already emerging to address their large movements.  Unfortunately, this model is not based upon human rights principles, but on the goal of keeping large movements of persons where they are, and, in some cases, pushing them back to from where they have fled.

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