Refugee and Migrant Rights

3rd Edition of Human Rights On Capitol Hill

October 12, 2017

In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill:

  1. White House immigration plan: Amnesty International USA (“AIUSA”) denounces plan as anti-refugee, anti-child, anti-Dreamer, anti-Native American.
  2. Gun Violence: Congress should reject gun silencer bill and pass gun control legislation
  3. Rohingya refugees: Administration and Congress should press Myanmar military and civilian government to halt ethnic cleansing of Rohingya.
  4. Rwanda: AIUSA advocacy director for Africa testifies before House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on deteriorating human rights situation in Rwanda.
  5. Proposed State Department dismantling of key human rights offices: Congress should authorize State Department (“DOS”) refugee bureau, war crimes office and global women’s issues office.
  6. U.S. refugees: Administration slashes refugee cap to lowest number in history of U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (“USRAP”).
  7. AIUSA lobby day: On September 25 AIUSA legislative coordinators from across the country lobbied 62 congressional offices on key human rights priorities