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Plans to Close Carrizo Springs Demonstrate Conditions That are Not in Children’s Best Interests

Responding to reports that the Department of Health and Human Services will be shutting down the facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, Denise Bell, the Researcher for Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International USA said: “The closure of the Carrizo Springs facility makes clear the crisis of the government’s own making: these temporary emergency facilities …

President’s Call to Revive Death Penalty in the Philippines Will Only Worsen Climate of Impunity

President Duterte’s call to revive the death penalty during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) will only worsen the country’s climate of impunity amid the government’s deadly anti-drugs campaign, Amnesty International said today.

Refugee Admissions Numbers are a New and Shameful Low

Responding to reports that some in the Trump Administration are considering lowering the number of refugees to be admitted through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to zero for the coming fiscal year, Ryan Mace, the grassroots advocacy and refugee specialist for Amnesty International USA, said: “The United States used to be a leader in providing …

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