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The Biden administration notified Congress in June of a proposed sale of more than $2.5 billion in arms to the Philippines, including fighter jets and two kinds of precision missiles. The notice came less than two weeks after the International Criminal…
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A federal judge in California ruled on April 21 that the Iraqi extradition case against Omar Ameen, a resettled refugee in the U.S., was based on an alleged series of events that is "simply not plausible." The evidence the government presented, Judge…
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Processing asylum claims at the US border is a Gordian knot in need of a clean cut. My scissors are ready. The solution is not procedural, but rather, a simpler, fairer asylum standard that will allow US decision-makers to quickly identify and protect…
Migrants seeking asylum wait in line with their case paperwork to meet with an attorney on Oct. 5, 2019, during a weekly trip by volunteers, lawyers, paralegals and interpreters to the migrant campsite outside El Puente Nuevo in Matamoros, Mexico.
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After more than two years combatting the Trump administration’s egregious attacks on the International Criminal Court (ICC), it is refreshing to contemplate a possible return to a constructive U.S. policy toward the Court. The American Society of…
The International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, November 7, 2019. 
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More than 100 days into his term, President Joe Biden has yet to take significant steps to change course on immigration detention. With Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) still holding over 16,000 immigrants and asylum seekers, he needs to end the…
A woman walks carrying her child at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Center, in Dilley, Texas, August 23, 2019. 
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No one should have to choose between housing that is unaffordable and housing that is uninhabitable.

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A group of protestors during a major demonstration at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City, in response to then-President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut $6.2 billion in federal housing funds, April 20, 2017. 
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Written Testimony of Nicole Austin-Hillery Submitted to the US House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee of Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I wish to thank Chairman Nadler, Subcommittee Chair, Sheila Jackson Lee, Ranking Chair, Andy Biggs, Subcommittee Vice-Chair, Cori Bush and all members of the US House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime,…
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