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Summary As the harmful effects of immigration detention become more widely known and the appropriateness of detaining migrants is increasingly questioned, governments are looking at alternatives to detention as more humane and rights-respecting…
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  Summary In 2017, a US Border Patrol agent kneed a woman in the lower pelvis, leaving bruises and pain days later, according to her statement to a government official screening her asylum claim. In a separate incident that year, a Border…
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Summary Camila Díaz Córdova, a 29-year-old transgender woman, tried for years to escape the violence that had characterized her life in El Salvador. She made her way to the United States in 2017 to seek asylum, but after four months in immigration…
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  Summary An agreement between the United States and Guatemala, the US-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA), enables the United States to rapidly expel non-Guatemalan asylum seekers to Guatemala without allowing them to lodge asylum…
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Summary The US government has deported people to face abuse and even death in El Salvador. The US is not solely responsible—Salvadoran gangs who prey on deportees and Salvadoran authorities who harm deportees or who do little or nothing…
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  Summary The Trump administration has pursued a series of policy initiatives aimed at making it harder for people fleeing their homes to seek asylum in the United States, separating families, limiting the number of people processed daily at…
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Summary Despite a decades-long history of hospitality that has earned Jordan an international reputation as one of the world’s great refugee-hosting countries, since 2014, and especially in 2016 and 2017, Jordan has been marring that…
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“You Don’t Have Rights Here” US Border Screening and Returns of Central Americans to Risk of Serious Harm Summary Methodology…
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At Least Let Them Work The Denial of Work Authorization and Assistance for Asylum Seekers in the United States Summary Recommendations To the President of the United States:…
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Summary During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political …
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Getting Away with Torture The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees Summary Recommendations I. Background: Official Sanction for Crimes against Detainees II.…
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“Tough, Fair, and Practical” A Human Rights Framework for Immigration Reform in the United States I. Introduction II. Human Rights and Legalization for Undocumented Migrants Provide Remedies for Victims…
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Costly and Unfair Flaws in US Immigration Detention Policy Summary Nonviolent Offenders Denied Bond Hearings Lawful Permanent Residents Non-Citizens Detained for Decades-Old Offenses Non-Citizens…
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Jailing Refugees Arbitrary Detention of Refugees in the US Who Fail to Adjust to Permanent Resident Status I. Overview II. Recommendations III. Methodology IV. Legal Context V. The Rationale…
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Hostile Shores Abuse and Refoulement of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Yemen Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Government of Yemen To the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for…
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Locked Up Far Away The Transfer of Immigrants to Remote Detention Centers in the United States I. Summary The Impact of Transfers on Detainees’ Rights New Data on Detainee Transfers ICE Policy …
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No Direction Home Returns from Guantanamo to Yemen Summary Recommendations To the Government of the United States To the Government of Yemen To the League of Arab States, Member States of the European…
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"The Silent Treatment" Fleeing Iraq, Surviving in Jordan I. Map II. Executive Summary Refugee Terminology Recommendations III. Background IV. Refoulement-Rejections at the Border and Deportations Jordan's Nonrefoulement Obligations Nonrefoulement…
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Suspicious Sweeps The General Intelligence Department and Jordan's Rule of Law Problem I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Jordan.. To the Jordanian parliament III. Background: The General Intelligence Department and…