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June 27, 2019
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By Julia McKay On Tuesday, June 25th, the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Bashir Bin Lap (aka Lillie). A 42-year-old Malaysian citizen held at...
June 25, 2019
Director, Refugee Advocacy
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There are excellent lists published over the past few days detailing what people can do to help end the horrific treatment of refugee and migrant children in government custody, particularly Customs...
June 12, 2019
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Refugee Protection
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Coauthored with Victoria Rossi On Thursday, we met Blanca*, who fled homophobic violence in Guatemala with her partner Laura*, and Laura’s son to seek asylum in the United States. “When we told [...
May 28, 2019
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By Annie Himes On Tuesday May 21, the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held back-to-back hearings for two Guantanamo detainees: Mustafa Faraj Muhammad Masud al-Jadid al-Uzaybi (a.k.a. Abu Faraj al Libi...
May 15, 2019
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The new U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John Abizaid, started work in Riyadh last week. He’s taken on a difficult job, with U.S.-Saudi relations in crisis and with various parts of the U.S....
April 30, 2019
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Refugee Protection
Earlier this week President Trump released a memorandum directing the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to impose a variety of new restrictions that would drastically undermine...
April 22, 2019
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Refugee Protection
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In late February, we interviewed *Daniel at the Karnes family detention center in Texas. Daniel had fled political persecution in Nicaragua and arrived in Piedras Negras, Mexico with his young son...
April 19, 2019
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This weekend, Egyptians will vote on a controversial referendum to amend the country’s constitution to prolong President Abdel Al Fattah Sisi's tenure in office. The vote will extend Sisi’s...
April 16, 2019
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By Holly Bauer  Last week I traveled to Guantanamo Bay to observe the military commission pre-sentencing hearings for Maryland resident Majid Khan. Most of the proceedings covered classified...
April 11, 2019
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On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to sanction all senior Turkish officials responsible for the wrongful detentions of U.S. citizens. The legislation would bar the...

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