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Asylumist Addresses Senator Rand Paul on Asylum Law

06/10/2011

PHR's Christy Fujio applauds The Asylumist for addressing Senator Rand Paul's confusion regarding the basics of asylum law.

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New Immigration Legislation Would Allow for Indefinite Detention

06/03/2011

As the US immigration detention web rapidly expands, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) continues to document the existence of numerous problems within the system that harm and sometimes kill detainees.

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Limited Rights of Immigrant Detainees Must Be Protected

05/24/2011

The majority of immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security are not permitted to challenge the legality of their detention.

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

05/19/2011

The daughter of Pedro Tavarez, a 49-year-old immigrant detainee who died while in custody of the Suffolk County House of Correction, filed a federal lawsuit against officials for their role in his death.

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"Refugee" Status Should Protect Victims of Gang Violence

05/11/2011

As the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees approaches, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has affirmed its commitment to better address protection gaps created by modern forms of forced displacement.

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