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New Immigration Legislation Would Allow for Indefinite Detention


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


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


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


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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Join PHR for a Public Forum: "When the State Makes Demands"


Boston Area Readers: PHR Invites You to a Public Forum.

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