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United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Resource Information Center (RIC) was established to meet the information needs of the Asylum Officer and Immigration Officer Corps in the USA and overseas by providing credible and objective information on conditions in the countries of origin of asylum and refugee applicants. To meet this need, the RIC obtains information from reputable human rights monitors, government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia and the media. The RIC then compiles this information in a variety of publications that are distributed to the Officer Corps. The RIC is a Branch of the Asylum Division in the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (US Department of Homeland Security).

This database includes RIC Profiles, Perspectives, Alerts, Question and Answer Papers (classified as "Country Reports") and RIC Query Responses (classified as "Responses to Information Requests"). Website: uscis.gov/graphics/services/asylum/ric/
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Ethiopia: Information on Maikelawi [also Maekelawi/Ma'ekelawi] Prison; and on "Central Prison" and "Woyane Prison"

27 November 2002 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Haiti: Information on conditions in Haitian prisons and treatment of criminal deportees (2nd Response)

12 February 2002 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Haiti: Information on conditions in Haitian prisons and treatment of criminal deportees

2 July 2001 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

China: Information on identifying prison detainees by number

5 March 2001 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Georgia: Information on the political and human rights situation - update

22 February 2001 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Nigeria: Information on Whether or Not a Deportee with a Past Drug Conviction in the United States will be Tortured in Prison Upon Return to Nigeria Under the Present Interim Government of Abubakar

8 March 2000 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]: Information on whether there is ethnic cleansing of kasai residents country-wide, whether former officers and/or family members of the Mobutu government would be at risk, and whether or not membership in a political opposition group outside the DRC would cause punishment by Kabila in the DRC

19 August 1999 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Cameroon: Information on the Centre National d'Etudes et de Recherches (CENER) and the Director of Propaganda/Information for the Social Democratic Front (SDF) in 1995

10 December 1998 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

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