Links

Learn more about U.S. immigration policy and the lives of immigrants in our nation and groups that study, serve or advocate for them by reading the articles and reviewing the websites below. Let them guide your efforts to become an immigrant advocate.

Viator House In The News

https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2019/asylum-seekers-find-safe-haven

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190402/mission-for-two-suburban-shelters-for-young-asylum-seekers-i-am-safe

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190330/constable-how-7000-mile-trek-through-the-americas-leads-west-african-asylum-seeker-to-the-suburbs

https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/when-unaccompanied-minors-turn-18-living-options-shift

https://www.chicagocatholic.com/chicagoland/-/article/2018/02/07/homes-offer-safety-for-young-asylum-seekers

Bethany House of Hospitality, Our Sister Program For Young Women Seeking Asylum

http://bethanyhouseofhospitality.com

Some Roots Of The Migration Crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/19/central-america-migrants-us-foreign-policy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The Asylum System Explained

https://immigrationforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Asylum-Fact-Sheet-_Update_Final.pdf

The Cost Of Keeping An Asylum-Seeker In Detention

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/20/cost-us-immigrant-detention-trump-zero-tolerance-tents-cages.html

(In contrast, it costs Viator House $55 a day to provide housing, food and case management for one participant.)

Immigration Advocacy & Research

http://www.immigrantjustice.org

https://cliniclegal.org

https://www.migrationpolicy.org

Most Viator House participants arrived in the U.S. as minors without adults. Read more here about the system they encountered when they arrived.

http://www.immigrantjustice.org/issues/unaccompanied-immigrant-children

http://The Young Center of Immigrant Children’s Rights www.theyoungcenter.org