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Executive Action Restricting the Right to Seek Asylum Would Lead to More Death, Suffering, and Chaos at the Border

These proposed changes by the Biden Administration would undoubtedly violate both U.S. and international human rights law.

February 22, 2024

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Amnesty International USA Reaction to Senate Deal that Guts Asylum Rights

Human rights are not bargaining chips. People have the human right to seek asylum. Senators must not trade away the…

February 5, 2024

Credit: Eliana Rodgers A migrant is confronted by mass surveillance at a border crossing and is reminded of his uncertain future. Activists work to resist these systems.

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Global: Amnesty International Publishes an Introduction to Defending the Rights of Refugees and Migrants in the Digital Age

Technology developments in asylum and migration management systems becoming key human rights concern; have discriminatory impact on refugees, migrants and…

February 5, 2024

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Defending the Rights of Refugees and Migrants in the Digital Age

Digital technology interventions are increasingly shaping and delivering the migration management and asylum policies of states.

February 5, 2024

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Urgently Investigate Inhumane Treatment and Enforced Disappearance of Palestinian Detainees from Gaza

Amnesty International is deeply concerned for the fate of Palestinians from the occupied Gaza Strip detained by Israeli forces amid…

December 20, 2023

A migrant family watches the sunset while waiting to be accounted for and taken to a border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. Southern border.
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Congress Urged to Not Gut Asylum System

Amnesty International responds to Congress and the White House negotiating the inclusion of nationwide expedited removal and a gutting of…

December 8, 2023

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Report-out from Delegation of Civil and Human Rights Leaders Visiting US-Mexico Border

On Friday, May 12, at 1 pm CT/2 pm ET, members of a senior delegation of human rights leaders led by…

May 12, 2023

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Mandatory Use of CBP One Mobile Application Violates Right to Seek Asylum

The mandatory use of the CBP One mobile application as the sole means of entering the United States to seek…

May 9, 2023

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Free Victor Yeimo and Other Imprisoned Papuan Activists Unconditionally

Indonesian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Papuans and those detained solely for their peaceful expressions, said Amnesty International Indonesia…

May 8, 2023

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Senior Leadership Delegation From Civil And Human Rights Groups To Visit Us-Mexico Border

Led by the Haitian Bridge Alliance, senior leadership of prominent national human, civil and immigrant rights leaders from 11 organizations…

May 5, 2023

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Widespread Protests in Sri Lanka Highlight Unified Opposition to Anti-Terrorism Act

“The ATA poses an urgent threat to human rights in Sri Lanka. If enacted, the law could be used to…

May 2, 2023

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New Regional Migration Measures Will Protect Some At The Expense Of Exposing Others To Greater Dangers

We remind the Biden administration and governments across the Americas that seeking asylum is a human right. While we applaud…

April 27, 2023