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November 27, 2018
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow, Refugee Protection
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Why do those seeking asylum cross between entry points? Here's a few common reasons: Mexican immigration officials block asylum seekers from approaching U.S. border posts. Even when asylum...
November 23, 2018
Senior Advisor
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We know from Roman historian Suetonius that Julius Caesar’s reforms included a political system where half the magistrates were popularly elected and half were appointed. Such a system has served...
November 19, 2018
By Elaina Stephenson Earlier this month, I traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to observe the military proceedings in the Abd al Hadi al Iraqi case. The Hadi case is unusual in and of itself, but...
November 07, 2018
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
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Yesterday, millions of voters made their voices heard in support of American ideals. They stood together despite President Trump’s closing bid to Americans: "be afraid." Be afraid of refugees...
November 06, 2018
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By Hannah Sattler The Shabbat morning prayers begin with these two words: Sh’ma Yisrael. The Shema prayers serve to awaken the individual and the community for Shabbat service. This prayer is also...
October 29, 2018
Associate Attorney
The Pentagon is reportedly considering a new military commission trial at Guantanamo Bay. It would be the U.S. government’s second attempt to try Indonesian detainee Riduan bin Isomuddin, known as...
October 24, 2018
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By Joy Bagwell Earlier this month the Court of Military Commissions Review (CMCR) handed down a decision permitting Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s trial at Guantanamo Bay to move forward, despite...
October 24, 2018
Senior Vice President, Policy
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Note:  the following blog post is adapted from a series of Tweets issued by Rob Berschinski, Senior Vice President at Human Rights First.  The tweets can be accessed HERE. What should we...
October 22, 2018
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Refugee Protection
  Myth: “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” —...
October 09, 2018
National Security Assistant
At the end of September, I traveled down to Guantanamo Bay to observe the military commissions proceedings for the first time. I had been warned that it would be a paradoxical and strange experience...

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