US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with enforcing immigration laws and running immigration detention centers, announced on Thursday that it is creating a Public Advocate post to address complaints regarding immigration enforcement.
PHR's Christy Fujio is quoted in US News and World Report's story on "Why 2011 may have presented a reason to hope for immigration reform."
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and eight partner organizations filed a lawsuit today against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) challenging its failure to issue regulations that would give immigration judges the authority to order the release of asylum seekers who are being held in immigration detention facilities.
In this letter to the editor, Physician for Human Rights Asylum Program Director Christy Fujio writes about the value of forensic medical evaluations in claims for asylum.
Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.