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May 11, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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In a comprehensive and compelling report released today, the Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (MRS/USCCB) and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS),...
May 11, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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President Obama has invited leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states  - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - to the White...
May 08, 2015
By Emily Balan Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President George W. Bush, wrote an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle last week on a pressing...
May 08, 2015
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: The challenge that President Obama will face in having "difficult conversations" about internal governance questions with leaders of Gulf...
May 08, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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In this video Human Rights First Vice President for Development Mary Hedahl discusses her visit to a detention center in Karnes, Texas holding mothers and their children who fled violence and...
May 07, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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In comments on Tuesday in Nevada, Hilary Clinton called for reform of U.S. immigration detention, a system that the New York Times called “unjust” in an editorial yesterday. The Times also noted...
May 07, 2015
Associate Attorney, National Security
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On Monday retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be “put to an end … as promptly as possible.” Noting the astounding costs of the...
May 06, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
As Mother’s Day approaches, most of us are scrambling to buy cards, gifts, or flowers to show our moms our appreciation. But a large number of mothers in America can expect no such kind gestures...
May 06, 2015
Assistant, National Security Campaign
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On Monday, Senators Feinstein, Leahy, and Durbin sent a letter to President Barack Obama reminding him of his 2009 executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
May 06, 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...

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