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Asylum in the United States

New Interpretation of Guidelines Tighten Standards for Asylum Seekers

04/28/2014

With recently re-interpreted guidelines for asylum seekers, the United States is at risk of summarily deporting immigrants back to their home countries, where they may face dangerous situations — and sometimes death — in exchange for political expediency.

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The Need for Transparency in U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

04/01/2014

This week, a group of senators will have the ability to move forward and acknowledge the U.S. government’s use of torture and prevent future abuse.

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Mexico Urges U.S. to Facilitate Asylum Claims for Victims of Violence

01/22/2014

Earlier this month, Mexico’s congress passed a resolution encouraging U.S. authorities to grant asylum to Mexican citizens fleeing the savage violence that has plagued the country over the last several years.

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Twelve Years Later: The Current State of Guantánamo

01/11/2014

January 11, 2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Such an anniversary is an appropriate time to reflect on the commitment President Barack Obama made to closing the detention facility and press for greater progress toward this ultimate goal.

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Physicians for Human Rights Submits Shadow Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

09/18/2013

On October 17–18, 2013, the United States will be under review by the United Nations to examine U.S. compliance with its legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – a treaty the United States ratified in 1992.

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