How does Amnesty advocate for migrants in Australia?

Amnesty works to support refugees and asylum seekers, including campaigning for the Australian Government to end offshore detention and implement solutions that help more people find a safe place to live.

What is Amnesty calling for?

The Solution: What is Amnesty calling for? Prisoners of conscience around the world should be released immediately and unconditionally. All laws criminalizing people who speak out or protest peacefully, should be struck off the law books.

What is Amnesty in a country?

Amnesty is to grant a pardon to those who have committed an offense. Under immigration law, is a governmental pardon for a person or group of persons who violated policies related to immigration.

What does Amnesty do for refugees?

Amnesty has championed the human rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants for decades. We campaign to make sure governments honour their shared responsibility to protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. We condemn any policies and practices that undermine the rights of people on the move.

Can you sponsor refugees?

There is currently no way to sponsor a refugee to come to the U.S., but there are other ways you can help. Many of the categories within U.S. immigration law that allow people to apply for visas or green cards involve sponsorship by some person or entity within the United States.

What is Amnesty write for rights?

Write for Rights is the world’s biggest human rights event, where millions of people around the world come together to protect the rights of others. It began when a group of activists in Poland held a 24-hour letter-writing marathon, writing letters day and night on behalf of people whose rights had been wronged.

Are refugees legal?

Following the Vietnam War and the U.S. experience resettling Southeast Asian refugees, Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, which incorporated the Convention’s definition into U.S. law and provides the legal basis for today’s U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).