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June 25, 2019
Senior Director, Government Affairs
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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
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, 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
Senior Advisor
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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
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, 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
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, 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
Senior Advisor
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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
Senior Advisor
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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...
April 10, 2019
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By Dalya Kefi In late March, I visited the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions as an NGO observer. On the docket was United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al, a case against five alleged...

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