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February 26, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
Last year thousands of Central American asylum seekers crossed our southern border, many of them mothers travelling with young children. The Obama administration quickly locked many of them in...
February 25, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from the Huffington Post You almost have to feel sorry for anyone assigned to work on the Guantanamo military commissions these days. It's bad enough that they're handling...
February 25, 2015
Director, Refugee Protection
Last Friday a federal court ruled that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security cannot continue to detain mothers and children seeking asylum in an attempt to deter others from migrating to the...
February 24, 2015
Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow
Last week a jury in New Orleans awarded five victims of human trafficking $14 million from defendants Signal International LLC, New Orleans attorney Malvern C. Burnett, and a foreign labor recruiter...
February 23, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News WAR POWERS On Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on President Obama’s proposed authorization for the use of military force (AUMF). Ahead of that hearing,...
February 23, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post:  Last week President Obama got it right about terrorism and its causes. Speaking at a Washington summit on countering violent...
February 23, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: By General Charles C. Krulak December 6, 2015 will mark 150 years since the ratification of the 13th Amendment formally abolished...
February 20, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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It looks like the Jamaican LGBT community has a new ally. Arlene Harrison-Henry, Jamaica's first female public defender, was recently quoted as saying the country's LGBT community is “...
February 20, 2015
By Emily Balan The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we will profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...
February 19, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery in America, but its passage was no easy feat. The Senate passed it on April 8th, 1864, but the House of Representatives failed to...



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