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  • emA Lucky Childem
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    A Lucky Child

    Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the Holocaust. He was a survivor of two labor camps and one of the youngest prisoners…

  • Treatment of Uyghurs in China
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    Treatment of Uyghurs in China

    The Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups in Xinjiang, the large desert region in northwest China. The panelists included a journalist who…

  • Human Rights in Iran
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    Human Rights in Iran

    The State Department hosted a panel discussion on human rights in Iran with department officials and human rights activists.

  • National History Day  Story of Harriet Ann Jacobs
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    National History Day - "Story of Harriet Ann Jacobs"

    Cathy Gorn described the National History Day contest held at the University of Maryland, College Park. Then, three middle school students presented their entry in the competition, a 10-minute performance titled,…

  • Secretary of State Pompeo on Human Rights in Iran
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    Secretary of State Pompeo on Human Rights in Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted an event at the State Department on human rights in Iran. He delivered brief remarks and announced new actions in support of the Iranian people, including issuing…

  • Hillary Clinton Accuses President Trump of Turning American Diplomacy Into Cheap Extortion Racket
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    Former Secretary of State Clinton Speaks at Georgetown University Awards Ceremony

    Hillary Clinton delivered remarks at an awards ceremony honoring women working to advance global peace and security hosted by Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She talked about the importance of work…

  • Washington Journal Camila DeChalus Discusses US Policy Toward AsylumSeekers
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    Camila DeChalus on U.S. Policy Toward Asylum-Seekers

    Camila DeChalus talked about her recent piece on what’s happening to asylum-seekers when they reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Irregular Migration
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    Irregular Migration

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a panel discussion following the release of its new report on irregular migration. Panelists discussed the causes of irregular…

  • CongressionalExecutive Commission Holds Hearing on Hong Kong Protests
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    Hong Kong Protests and China

    The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing on the recent Hong Kong protests and future U.S. relations with China and Hong Kong. Witnesses included several Hong Kong…

  • Ken Cuccinelli Speaks About Status of Bahamians Seeking US Entry
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    Ken Cuccinelli Comments to Reporters at the White House

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli spoke to reporters about the administration’s policy toward Bahamians fleeing the island in the wake of Hurricane…

  • Implementation of the Refugee Act of 1980
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    Implementation of the Refugee Act of 1980

    Former government officials who helped to implement the Refugee Act of 1980 discussed challenges they faced with refugee admissions, the impact of public opinion, and lessons learned in…

  • Origins of the Refugee Act of 1980
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    Origins of the Refugee Act of 1980

    A group of former government officials who helped write and implement the Refugee Act of 1980 discussed the reasons behind the creation of the legislation, and how these issues are still with us…

  • Refugee Act of 1980
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    Refugee Act of 1980

    A group of former government officials and refugee rights advocates discussed the Refugee Act of 1980, the history of refugee policy prior to 1980, and refugee issues over the past 40…

  • US Response to NaziEra Refugee Crisis
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    U.S. Response to Nazi-Era Refugee Crisis

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a talk on early 20th century immigration policy and the Nazi-era refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum historian…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Asylum Reform Bill Along Party Lines
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    Immigration and Asylum Legislation

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider S. 1494, the Secure and Protect Act of 2019, which would change the rules governing adjudication of asylum seekers' cases and establish processing…

  • National Governors Association 2019 Summer Meeting Human Trafficking Discussion
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    National Governors Association 2019 Summer Meeting: Human Trafficking Discussion

    The National Governors Association held its 2019 summer meeting in Salt Lake City. In this portion of day one, Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and Cindy McCain, Arizona Human Trafficking Council…

  • Washington Journal Sarah Pierce Discusses US Asylum Laws
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    Sarah Pierce on U.S. Asylum Laws

    Migration Policy Institute’s Sarah Pierce talked about Trump administration attempts to restrict who can seek asylum in the U.S.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question “Should the U.S. tighten asylum laws?”

  • Secretary Mike Pompeo Sets Up New Human Rights Commission
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    Secretary Pompeo Remarks at the State Department

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks at the State Department on the formation of a commission to redefine human rights, based on “natural law and natural rights.” He was joined…

  • Human Smuggling at the USMexico Border
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    Human Smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Three federal immigration and border officials testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on migrant smuggling and trafficking issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.…

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