Refugee and Migrant Women and Girls
WG-USA builds member awareness of international and domestic refugee and migrant human rights violations that impact women and girls.
WG-USA’s goal is to create a positive impact on the economic, social and political issues affecting women and girls globally and to advocate for policies and legislation that supports education, equality, human rights, and safety and security.
WG-USA keeps members informed of the United Nations, Graduate Women International, like-minded nongovernment organizations and government resources that work to monitor and improve the stability and quality of life for refugees and displaced women and girls.
WG-USA strongly believes that refugees should receive equal protection, assistance, and opportunity for resettlement regardless of nationality, religion, or race and that travelers with visas and green cards should have unhindered access to their families, businesses, and education.
Through the passage of Resolution 2011.2.R4 – Dream Act, WG-USA support and advocate for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that provides for the protection of 750,000 migrants from deportation and offers steps to citizenship.
WG-USA strongly believes that foreign student exchanges should be encouraged and that these students have free access to travel between the United States and their home country without threat of access to re-entry.