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Stateless in America: Stuck Between Two Countries, A Citizen of Neither Wallace (McKelvey, Penn Live)
October 23, 2017
In this interview, our founding member, Karina Clough, tells of the hopes and frustrations of being stateless in America.
Being stateless in America, AlJazeera
September 07, 2017
"I'm not from here, I'm not from there; I don't belong anywhere."
Roma Fleeing the E.U.’s ‘Broken Promises’ Seek Asylum in the U.S., Foreign Policy
September 22, 2016
This article discusses the struggle of stateless Roma people in the US.
DHS Wants to Monitor Immigrants’ Social Media. No One Knows What They Will Do With This Information. American Immigration Council
September 29, 2017
This article discusses the DHC plan to collect social media information on all non-citizens
The US Wants to Deport this Palestinian, John Washington, The Nation
March 28, 2016
This article discusses attempts by the US government to deport a stateless man.
Stateless: The Ultimate Legal Limbo, Newsweek
April 10, 2015
This article tells the story of Tatiana Lesnikova, one of the founding members of United Stateless.
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Citizenship opens new world for stateless man from Georgia
February 14, 2018
Decades of statelessness not only stopped 24-year-old Jirair from working legally or obtaining health insurance. It also crushed his lifelong dream of representing Georgia at an international wrestling championship.
A Young Rohingya Mom: Pregnant, Stateless, Living In Limbo
February 08, 2018
Sanura Begum misses her family's farm back in Myanmar. She's 20, with rich brown eyes. In August, she joined the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing their homeland.
342 stateless people win Thai status
February 06, 2018
They were among 971 people, mostly from ethnic minority groups, recently declared Thai nationals -- a status they viewed as necessary to obtaining better jobs and an improved standard of living.
UK Home Office tells stateless man: go home
January 22, 2018
A man who has been stateless for 31 years has been denied protection in the UK after the Home Office refused to accept he was originally from Palestine, despite advising him to return there on two occasions.