Author Archives: admin

25 Mar
0

EU-Turkey Deal Requires Vigilance

Earlier this month, the European Union (EU) and Turkey reached a deal in which Turkey has agreed to accept all asylum seekers arriving in Greece in exchange for compensation. Additionally, it will be easier for Turkish citizens to receive a ...

22 Mar
0

Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration Statement on European Union and Turkey Asylum Deal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Over the weekend, the European Union (EU) and Turkey reached a deal, in which Turkey has agreed to accept all asylum seekers landing in Greece in exchange for monetary compensation. In exchange, it will be easier ...

26 Feb
0

Berlin Opens First LGBT Refugee Reception Center

Berlin is in the final stages of opening its first LGBT refugee reception center, which will house up to 120 individuals. This comes after widely-reported abuse of LGBT refugees. Even when they reach “safe haven,” exceptionally vulnerable refugees, including LGBTs and ...

15 Feb
0

Tens of Thousands stranded at Syria-Turkey Border

Since the turn of the month, Turkey, which previously allowed refugees to enter freely, closed its southern border, leaving tens of thousands stranded on the Syrian side. The refugees were fleeing the relentless bombardment of Aleppo as government forces advanced towards ...

07 Feb
0

My experience as an ORAM intern

I have always known that I wanted to positively contribute to the lives of refugees. This passion led me to apply to law school, with the intention to practice exclusively in the area of refugee law.  The opportunity to intern ...

12 Jan
0

ORAM Reaction to the State of the Union Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com | 202-670-5747 (mobile) REFUGEE RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration Reaction to the State of the Union Address United States ...

04 Jan
0

ORAGNIZATION FOR REFUGE, ASYLUM & MIGRATION STATEMENT ON NEWS REPORT ISIS EXECUTES 15 YEAR-OLD GAY TEEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 4, 2016 CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com |  202-670-5747 (mobile) San Francisco, CA – Over the New Year’s holiday weekend, ARA News, an independent Syrian media outlet, reportedthat ISIS had executed a15 year-old teen boy on charges of homosexuality by ...

25 Dec
0

Teens sign up to volunteer at ORAM

Teens stopped by ORAM’s booth at Urban High’s volunteer fair on December 4 to talk to staff about volunteer opportunities. Later in the day, Ali Khoie and Peter Altman spoke to students and staff before the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. ORAM ...

14 Dec
0

LGBTI refugees speak at Google

Google opened its doors to ORAM and experts in legal issues affecting LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees for a panel discussion during the tech giant’s annual “Giving Week” on December 2. The Wednesday event was hosted the day after “Giving ...

14 Dec
0

Kids learn about LGBTI refugees

LGBTI refugees Ali Khoie and Subhi Nahas had the great opportunity to answer kids questions about what it was like being gay and fleeing their homeland to the U.S. recently. “I was blown away and very moved by the presentation, ...

1236