refugees and asylum seekers

Refugee Family Reunites

Breaking Family Ties: JRS Australia Submission to Family Reunions Visa Inquiry

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Australian Government family reunion policies have been found to ‘prolong family separation and exacerbate its negative effects’ in Jesuit Refugee Service Australia’s submission (JRS) to the Senate Standing Committee of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the process and granting of family reunion visas. Based on the experience of thousands of those they work with, JRS highlighted five ways this occurs and provided eight recommendations for consideration including abolishing bans on overseas travel for temporary reunions overseas.

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World Refugee Day

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Deuteronomy 10: 12 – 19  For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow,  and who loves the strangers, providing them food and… Read More »World Refugee Day

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Social Justice Statement 2015-16

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The Social Justice Statement 2015-16 invites us to reflect on the call of Jesus to welcome those in most need and to give comfort to those who come to us in flight from fear and suffering.