3rd Edition of Human Rights On Capitol HillOctober 12, 2017
In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill:
- White House immigration plan: Amnesty International USA (“AIUSA”) denounces plan as anti-refugee, anti-child, anti-Dreamer, anti-Native American.
- Gun Violence: Congress should reject gun silencer bill and pass gun control legislation
- Rohingya refugees: Administration and Congress should press Myanmar military and civilian government to halt ethnic cleansing of Rohingya.
- Rwanda: AIUSA advocacy director for Africa testifies before House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on deteriorating human rights situation in Rwanda.
- 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.
- U.S. refugees: Administration slashes refugee cap to lowest number in history of U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (“USRAP”).
- AIUSA lobby day: On September 25 AIUSA legislative coordinators from across the country lobbied 62 congressional offices on key human rights priorities