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October 12, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the headquarters of the U.S. immigration courts in Falls Church, Virginia to attack asylum seekers. His remarks, along with the White House’s...
October 11, 2017
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By Sara Sirota Last week, Libyan national Ahmed Abu Khattala’s trial for his alleged participation in the 2012 Benghazi attacks began in federal court. American commandos captured Khattala...
October 11, 2017
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By Stefan Newton Human Rights First recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the human rights of LGBT people and the campaign against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. The discussion featured Mr....
October 05, 2017
Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Redstone Fellow
As I waited outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to observe the case Jennings v. Rodriguez, the line wrapped around the block. To my surprise, most of the people there were hoping to get a...
October 05, 2017
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Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Trafficking Victims Protection (TVPA) Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S.1862), aimed at strengthening U.S. global leadership in the fight to...
October 05, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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Despite widespread criticism of its crackdown on nonviolent government critics, including human rights organizations, the Egyptian government is on the verge of passing a new law giving the state...
October 03, 2017
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will testify on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. The...
October 02, 2017
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On Friday, al Qaeda operative and American citizen Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh was convicted of nine counts, including conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass...
September 29, 2017
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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This week, the French National Assembly debated a controversial anti-terror bill that would enshrine into ordinary law several restrictions on civil liberties that were originally introduced under...
September 26, 2017
Earlier this month, a lawsuit brought by the city of Los Angeles against a Motel 6 was settled when the popular motel chain paid $250,000 to the city. The city claims that the motel’s management knew...

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