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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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Indonesia: Information on attacks by Muslims against a Chinese Christian neighborhood in Jakarta in September 2002, and police protection of Chinese Christians in Jakarta

14 November 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Venezuela: Background information on the referendum process

27 October 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

India: Information on treatment of human rights activists in Punjab

4 September 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: Information on the Comandos Armados del Pueblo (CAP) in Medellín

27 August 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Information on Moors, particularly in Beruwala

20 August 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: Information on illegal armed groups

12 August 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Haiti: Information on political and human rights developments: January 2002 - June 2003

30 July 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: Information regarding political violence and voting practices in Colombia

21 July 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Nepal: Information on the Nepalese National Police Force

18 July 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Nepal: Information on Tibetans in Nepal

9 June 2003 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

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