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July 20, 2018
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By Nathan Lewis Every year for the past five years, the Senate has included in its version of the annual defense spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a provision that...
July 18, 2018
By Eleni Bakst and Jake Benhabib Between April and June 2018, Human Rights First researchers conducted three monitoring missions to McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso, Texas to gather...
June 28, 2018
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Attacks on asylum remain at an all-time high—babies have been ripped from their parents’ arms, frightened children sleep in tents, and devastated families’ lives are in limbo as they await their fate...
June 28, 2018
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By Daniel Bergmann The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened again this Tuesday to hold a hearing on whether detainee Haroon al-Afghani could be cleared for transfer. Al-Afghani has...
June 27, 2018
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By Michelle Walker On June 20, 2018 President Trump signed Executive Order 13841, titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation,” which called for the temporary halt of...
June 27, 2018
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The Trump Administration is attempting to replace its failed policy of family separation with the failed policy of family incarceration. ICE already detains families at three facilities in Dilley and...
June 22, 2018
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On World Refugee Day, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that “halted” family separation but doubled down on the administration's obsession with detaining families with children...
June 21, 2018
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By Daniel Bergmann On Tuesday, Abd al-Salam al-Hilah sat before the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) and pled his case that he no longer presented a “continuing significant threat” to...
June 20, 2018
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Today, it was announced that President Trump intends to sign an executive order that will detain families together indefinitely rather than separate them at the border.  Make no mistake: this...
June 20, 2018
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By Kevin Schuster A new report, The Crisis At The Border By The Numbers, released by the White House continues to spread falsehoods about asylum in the United States—despite being...

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