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PHR Congratulates President Obama on His Reelection, Urges Administration to Strengthen US Human Rights Policies in Second Term

11/07/2012

PHR congratulates President Obama on his reelection. A second term provides an opportunity for the administration to strengthen US policies on a variety of important human rights issues, thereby fulfilling obligations incumbent upon the administration and completing the unfinished work of the first term.

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New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System

09/25/2012

Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).

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Kristine Huskey

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PHR Experts to Speak at Law Conference on Refugee Crises

03/29/2012

Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises (pdf), a conference in Boston that will explore the scope and consequences of global refugee crises as well as potential policy responses to these crises, will feature PHR experts.

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Press Release

Republican Congressmen Mock Immigration Detention as a ‘Holiday’ for Immigrants

03/29/2012

At a Congressional hearing yesterday, Republican committee members attempted to portray immigration detention as a “vacation” for undocumented immigrants. “Nobody who has spent even a minute in an immigration detention facility would characterize it as a ‘holiday,’” said PHR's Christy Fujio “Detention center conditions are often worse a criminal jail. Nobody wants to be there.”

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Press Release

ICE Debuts New “Civil Detention” Facility for Immigrants

03/16/2012

PHR welcomes the opening of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) first civil detention center in Karnes City, Texas and calls for continued reforms to the US immigration detention system.

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