Category Archives: Blog

05 May
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ORAM SOGIE Toolkit – Available Now Free of Charge

Almost all refugees in Europe come from countries where sexual and gender minorities are abused and persecuted. From Syria to Iraq, from Nigeria to Eritrea, governments and civilians alike hound, punish and execute their LGBTI citizens. Many LGBTI refugees leave ...

09 Mar
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Renewed Travel Ban Issued

Less than one month after the Trump Administration’s “travel ban” was blocked by the U.S. courts, a new Executive Order was issued Tuesday. In many ways identical to the original ban, this Order suspends the US Refugee Program for 120 ...

09 Mar
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CJEU Closes the Door on Humanitarian Visas

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided Tuesday that EU member states are not obliged to grant humanitarian visas to refugees who are in serious danger outside their borders. While EU states are still free to issue ...

06 Mar
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Of Phantom Refugee Terrorists in Sweden

  More and more citizens of the Global North seem to believe that refugee migration has reached uncontrollable and intolerable levels. The populist refrain is that refugees are terrorists, that they are taking our jobs and hospital beds and that ...

26 Jan
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Suspending U.S. Refugee Admissions is Cruel and Wrong

The U.S. has a long, cherished tradition of granting refuge to those fleeing persecution. Accepting over 70,000 refugees per year, it has long been the global resettlement leader. In a world where over 21 million people are forced to seek ...

07 Feb
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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 ...

25 Dec
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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
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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
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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, ...

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13 Dec
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Jean-Pierre’s Story

This is the story of a young man, Jean-Pierre*, whose mother tried to kill him when she discovered he was gay. Growing up in Central Africa, Jean-Pierre felt from a young age that he was different. Suspected by others of ...

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