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A mother outrageously separated from her son at the U.S. border

08/22/2018

The Trump administration’s brutal enforcement of family separation has precipitated a full-blown human crisis at the U.S. border. PHR volunteers are using their skills to help prevent deportations.

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Tell Congress: Investigate the harmful health effects of family detention NOW.

07/13/2018

Please send your message today demanding that Congress immediately hold oversight hearings on the harmful and life-threatening detention facilities at the U.S. southern border. With thousands of children at risk, there is no time to lose.

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Detention Facilities Display Dangerous Trend of Delayed and Inadequate Care

06/20/2018

For a doctor, there is nothing harder than seeing a patient with a treatable condition not receiving basic care. I recently met a woman in U.S. immigration detention. She said that although she had notified the corrections staff that she suffered from chronic hypertension, it took four days for her to be given her blood pressure medication. By then she was experiencing stabbing pains in her chest.

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These Women Were Repeatedly Beaten and Raped. They Deserve U.S. Protection.

05/24/2018

Among the hundreds of thousands of people desperately seeking asylum in the United States each year are countless victims of domestic violence trying to escape a life of abuse. They’re often fleeing such extreme situations that they are willing to leave behind everything they know and to risk hardship and danger along the treacherous journey to safety.

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Under Attack at Home and Refused Refuge Abroad

04/25/2018

Despite horrific conditions in their war-torn home, just 11 Syrian refugees were admitted to the United States this year. Today, the Supreme Court began to review the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s travel ban, a discriminatory policy that endangers the right to seek asylum.

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