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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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Colombia: Information on Brigadas de Salud (Health Brigades) and threats against those who participate in them

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

Venezuela: Information on Círculos Bolivarianos (Bolivarian Circles)

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

Haiti: Information on risks and criminal charges faced by former military and police upon return to Haiti

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

Nepal: Information on treatment of Tibetans

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

Colombia: Information on people involved in the pharmaceutical industry as potential targets for kidnapping and extortion by guerrilla groups

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

Lebanon: Information on South Lebanese Army (SLA) members and their families after the Israeli withdrawal from Southern Lebanon in May 2000

21 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 (2nd Response)

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

Guatemala: Information on the Policia Militar Ambulante (PMA)

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

Nicaragua: Information on Nicaraguan armed groups

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

El Salvador: Information on Salvadorans who return to El Salvador from the United States

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

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