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President Obama Announces Immigration Plan


President Barack Obama addressed the nation last night to announce plans to provide temporary relief from deportation for millions of immigrant families.

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PHR Submits Statement on Syria’s Refugee Crisis to Senate Committee


The United States should immediately convene a humanitarian summit with Russia and other nations in order to improve humanitarian aid in Syria; take steps to allow more Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States; and provide funding to address their health and other needs.

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On Human Rights Day, PHR Highlights Priorities for the Administration


On Human Rights Day, PHR highlighted the need for the U.S. government to address several pressing issues in order to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the United States’ position as a beacon for human rights.

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Global Health: Medical Education and Training Help Torture Survivors Build a New Life

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Until hours before the Boston woman delivered her baby, not one of her physicians had noticed she had been the victim of genital cutting. The account comes from Jillian M. Tuck, J.D., who manages a national program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to provide forensic medical evaluations for people seeking asylum.

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Evaluating Asylum Seekers: An Interview with Dr. Arno Vosk

Asylum Network volunteer Dr. Vosk discusses the role coincidence plays in keeping asylum seekers alive, his method of assessing trauma via an individual’s scars, and the difficulties people face when seeking refuge in the US, where “fearfulness and rejection of immigrants have become an accepted part of national policy.”

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