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Christy Fujio

Iran denies medical care to quell dissent

The Lancet
05/09/2012

Christy Fujio, Asylum Program Director at PHR, expresses concern in a recent Lancet article at reports emerging from Iran indicating the government is denying medical care to political prisoners. “The Iranian Government wants to break peoples' spirits, they want to set an example”, she said. “They do this overtly through torture, but they also do it more subtly by denying care and allowing people to suffer from their injuries.”

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man in holding cell

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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Kristine Huskey

Press Release

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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Courtyard in Karnes County Civil Detention Center, TX

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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Mike Corradini, JD

Press Release

Michael E. Corradini to Speak at 2012 Immigration Justice Conference

02/21/2012

Michael E. Corradini, JD, Asylum Advocate at PHR, will speak at the 2012 Immigration Justice Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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