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Governments should act swiftly to redress the harm caused to children’s education in the wake of the unprecedented disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch accompanied its report with an…
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HRW Strongly Supports CA AB 937, the Voiding Inequality and Seeking Inclusion for Our Immigrant Neighbors (VISION) Act

Wendy Carrillo California State Assemblymember Capitol Office, Room 4167 P.O. Box 942849 Re: AB 937 (Carrillo) — The VISION Act — CO-SPONSOR Dear Assemblymember Carrillo: As a co-sponsor, Human Rights Watch writes in strong support of AB 937, the…
An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc, in Adelanto, California, on April 13, 2017.
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Thousands of Migrants to be Freed After Being Held in Abysmal Conditions

Hundreds of migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, held in appalling conditions in Saudi detention centers will be released and returned home. In December, Human Rights Watch research found that the workers were subjected to ill-treatment and deplorable…
Ethiopian migrants arrive back in Ethiopia after months in Saudi detention camps
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The administration of United States President Joe Biden should move swiftly to ensure fair, dignified and humane treatment of asylum seekers and migrants at the border, Human Rights Watch and the Iowa City Catholic Worker said in a video released today.…
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Norris Cochran Acting Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201   Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329 Dear Acting…
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Brief of Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Human Rights Watch & Freedom For Immigrants as Amici Curiae in Support Of Defendants-Appellees

STATEMENT OF INTEREST Immigrant Legal Resource Center (“ILRC”), Human Rights Watch, and Freedom For Immigrants (“FFI,” formerly Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) (collectively, “Amici”) respectfully submit this brief in…
An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc, in Adelanto, California, on April 13, 2017.
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Over 270 Organizations Urge Congressional Leaders to Amend the Criminal Bars to Eligibility in H.R. 6

The Honorable Jerrold Nadler Chair, House Committee on the Judiciary 2132 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Zoe Lofgren Chair, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, House Committee on the Judiciary 1401 Longworth House Office…
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students celebrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 18, 2020. 
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Syrian refugees in Arsal, a Lebanese town on the border with Syria, do not have adequate shelters to withstand the harsh winter months. More than 15,000 Syrian refugees in Arsal are experiencing their second winter since a 2019 order from the Higher…
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Regarding Ensuring Humanitarian Border Reception

To: Members of the Biden transition agency review team for the Department of Homeland Security CC: Nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of the Domestic Policy Council designate Susan Rice, National…
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