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Immigrants in Custody Should be Protected from Sexual Assault

02/17/2011

When reports surfaced last year that a guard at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Texas had sexually assaulted several detainees there, advocates familiar with the US’s immigration detention system were saddened, but not surprised. There has been a steady stream of news reports over the past several years of similar assaults on immigrants in custody.

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The Victims of Immigration Policy: Children of Broken Homes and a Broken System

02/09/2011

As the rhetoric surrounding U.S. immigration policy continues to heat up, what is often forgotten is the impact our laws have on the most vulnerable, the children.

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Haitian Deportations Violate Human Rights

02/03/2011

When human rights advocates talk about providing humanitarian protection to vulnerable immigrants, they are usually concerned with threats to the health and well-being posed by other humans, whether they are security forces, gang members, or abusive spouses.

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What Does the New Congress Mean for Immigration and Refugees?

01/05/2011

New beginnings are normally met with optimism and hopes for something better to come.

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On 60th Anniversary, UNHCR Calls on US to Make Pledge of Refugee Protection

12/14/2010

Ms. R came to the US from her home country in central Africa where, in her early teenage years, she was subjected to a horrifying sexual initiation ritual.

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