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Association which is based in the United States, but I was unable to find
a city or state.
B. What is key constituency or audience? The key audience is
anthropologists and the American population.
C. What are the agency’s main activities? Public services, open
forums and conferences and publications and journals that are intended to
inform the general public.
D. Mission statement? Key goals? CORI wants to have equal and fair
treatment of refugees in the United States and abroad and also allow for
immigrants to access public services and become accustomed to their new
E. What are key im/migration issues of concern to this agency? That
immigrants and refugees are not being treated in the United States
the way that the country proposes they are.
F. What is the most common basis for statements issued, agency’s
research, press releases, etc.? The American Anthropological Association
journals (newsletters) contain articles written by the members of CORI as
well as national newspapers report on their status and viewpoints.
G. Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration? They are pro
H. Any publications? (what types, titles) The publications listed
consist of peer-reviewed journal articles and one book, "Refugee
Empowerment and Organizational Change".
I. Names of key spokespersons/officers.
Debbie Boehm, Co-Chair
Julia Meredith Hess, Co-Chair
Greta Uehling, Secretary
Lucia McSpadden, Program Chair
Kathy Carlin-Kilbourne, Program Assistant
Elzbieta Gozdziak, Membership/PR Co-Coordinator
Dianna Shandy, Membership/PR Co-Coordinator
Laura Hammond, AN Correspondent
J. Give at least one citation of this group in a news report.
Bernstein, Nina (2004, January). Out of Repression, Into Jail; Detention
for Asylum-Seekers Is Routine, but U.S. Is Taking Another Look. New York
Times, Section B pp. 4 [Newspaper, selectied stories on line]. Retrieved
January 31, 2004, from
K. Other issues of interest? The members of CORI are allowed to vote on
issues and the actions that will/should be taken against organizations or
government based programs.
L. Web site? http://www.sunta.org/cori