Today’s Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo marks another 365 days of detention that have passed since President Barack Obama renewed his promise to close the notorious prison.
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.
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.
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.
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.