At the center of the national debate over immigration policy are conflicting opinions about what is best for our national economic interests, but perhaps more interestingly, differences of opinion over our social and ethical obligations. President Obama waded into this debate with his Thursday speech, following a week of meetings with key stakeholders, on comprehensive immigration reform.
We will be streaming this event live over at The Torture Papers, starting at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern.
New York State residents should call their state Senators TODAY to urge them to vote for Senate Bill 4495.
The New York State Senate is expected to vote imminently on whether or not to pass a groundbreaking anti-torture bill, known as the Duane-Gottfried bill, which would prohibit health professional participation in torture.
A 29-year-old mother of three from the Republic of Congo who was arrested, detained, accused of anti-government activities because of her ethnicity, tortured and raped repeatedly by military officers for more than a year before escaping and finding her way to the US to seek asylum.