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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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Burma [Myanmar]: Chronology of Burmese major opposition groups

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

Haiti: Human rights abuses directed at CEP members, other electoral workers, and members of the political opposition

20 January 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

Kenya: 1) Information on the Status and Treatment of Members of the Safina Opposition Party 2) Information on the Murder of Dr. Robert Ouko in 1990

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

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