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Amnesty International 36m
What are leading 2020 presidential candidates pledging to do for asylum seekers at US-Mexico border? digs in to candidates' platforms, including their responses to our human rights questionnaire:
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Francisco Bencosme 1h
State Dept just announced "publicly designating the following individuals & their immediate family members for the named individuals’ responsibility 4 gross human rights violations, including in extrajudicial killings...during the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya"
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Amnesty International 2h
Seeking asylum is a human right. Families must have the ability to flee violence. President Trump’s new asylum rules eviscerate the right to territorial asylum, and deny these families their rights.
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Ryan A. Mace 7h
Are you tired of attack after attack on immigrants & those seeking asylum at our border? Join in our upcoming August lobby action! We'll be meeting with members of Congress across the country asking them to support not hate.
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Amnesty International 4h
There is no community that has not been touched by violence at the hands of the police. We all have a right to expect to be protected and not live in fear. This is a community that is over-represented in those impacted by police use of deadly force.
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Amnesty International 6h
The UAE is beginning a troop drawdown from the disastrous conflict in Yemen. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia should follow suit, and end their support for the war causing the biggest humanitarian crisis on earth today.
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Amnesty International 7h
Thank you for sharing some of the responses to our Presidential questionnaire. We believe it is important for every voter to know where candidates stand on U.S. immigrant detention, where a human rights crisis is unfolding:
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Andrew Fandino 8h
Thank you for getting H.R. 129 PASSED in the House. joins the House of Representatives in its call for the immediate and unconditional release of all the detained Saudi Women Human Rights Defenders.
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Amnesty International 8h
President Trump’s new asylum rules fundamentally eviscerate the right to territorial asylum in the U.S. They would cut off anyone not from Mexico or Canada from seeking asylum at the border. Thousands of families fleeing violence will be denied safety.
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Amnesty International 23h
Women’s rights defenders in Iran have been bravely protesting to end forced veiling. In response, Iranian authorities have used solitary confinement, incommunicado detention and threats to try to extract confessions that attack their movement.
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Philippe Nassif Jul 15
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Joanne Lin Jul 15
What are leading 2020 presidential candidates pledging to do for asylum seekers at US-Mexico border? To find out - read this article which probes candidates' platforms, based on their responses to questionnaire.
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Charanya Krishnaswami Jul 15
Looks like UNHCR finally got some fire in its belly! 🌶️ And all it took was a rule foreclosing asylum for nearly everyone at the US southern border. In seriousness: the agency tasked with upholding the Refugee Convention is saying this policy violates it. We should listen.
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Jul 15
BREAKING: we are deeply concerned about new U.S. asylum restrictions. Our latest statement on the new rule barring the majority of people crossing the U.S. southern border from asylum
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Amnesty International Jul 15
The Trump Administration is trying to shut down one of the last legal, safe ways for people fleeing violence to seek asylum at the United States border. This flatly disregards human rights obligations and human decency.
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Amnesty International Jul 15
People fleeing violence should be protected, not threatened with terrifying deportation raids and hateful rhetoric. President Trump’s proposed ICE raids are a scandalous misuse of resources.
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Amnesty International Jul 15
The policies of fear and rhetoric of hate must end. We know where this road leads. If you are an immigrant, you belong. If you are seeking asylum, you belong. If you are standing up for justice, you belong. We will not stop fighting alongside you.
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Amnesty International Jul 15
Solitary confinement. Incommunicado detention. Threats against family. Iranian authorities are using these cruel tactics to discredit activists campaigning against forced veiling, to dissuade others from joining the movement & to instill fear in society.
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Amnesty International Jul 15
Asylum-seekers should not have to live in fear of raids in their communities. President Trump’s threatened ICE actions have injected terror into the hearts of thousands of immigrants and their loved ones. People fleeing violence should be protected.
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Amnesty International Jul 15
The Trump Administration wants to cut off asylum claims for everyone at the U.S. border, except people from Mexico and Canada. Whether this rule gets struck down or not, it’s a sign of complete disregard for human rights and families fleeing violence.
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