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  • Debate on Beyer Amendment on Office of Refugee Resettlement Disclosure
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    Debate on Beyer Amendment on Office of Refugee Resettlement Disclosure

    Representative Donald Beyer (D-VA) offered an amendment that would require the Office of Refugee Resettlement to disclose information related to unaccompanied children in the custody of the…

  • Debate on Castro Amendment on Child Refugees
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    Debate on Castro Amendment on Child Refugees

    As the House considered a nearly $1 trillion spending package, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced an amendment that requires the government to report all deaths of migrant…

  • Ambassador Sam Brownback Discusses Human Rights Abuses in China
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    Human Rights in China

    U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Freedom Sam Brownback delivered the keynote address during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation, on China’s human rights abuses. During the…

  • Washington Journal Aviva Stahl Discusses Prisoner Treatment  Hunger Strikes
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    Aviva Stahl on Prisoner Treatment and Hunger Strikes

    Aviva Stahl talked about her special investigation piece for The Nation Magazine, “Gag Order,” which looks at the treatment of prisoners in a U.S. super maximum security prison in Colorado. This…

  • 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protests
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    30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protests

    In a rare appearance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) testified before a joint hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) to discuss the 30th…

  • 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protests
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    30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protests

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to examine what’s happened since the student-led Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, China in June 1989 and efforts to hold China…

  • Hatice Cengiz Testifies on Dangers of Reporting on Human Rights
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    Human Rights and Journalism

    Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, testified on human rights reporting and the protection of journalists before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.…

  • Brooklyn Book Festival Discussion on Nelson Mandela
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    Panel on Nelson Mandela

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance, Alan Wieder, author of Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, and Sean Jacobs, author of Thabo…

  • 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…

  • CPB Commissioner Kevin McAleenan Testifies on Human Trafficking
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    Human Smuggling at the U.S. Southern Border

    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testified at a hearing on human smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border. One day earlier, in a briefing on migration trends, Mr. McAleenan…

  • Human Rights Sanctions and Protecting Journalists
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    Human Rights Sanctions and Protecting Journalists

    Former State Department officials talked about protecting journalists around the world. Topics included the death of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi and…

  • Jews and the Origins of International Human Rights
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    Jews and the Origins of International Human Rights

    Jewish history Professor James Loeffler talked about his book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. In his talk, Professor Loeffler profiled two Jewish…

  • Washington Journal Haley Sweetland Edwards Discusses Global Migration Impacts
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    Haley Sweetland Edwards on Global Migration Impacts

    TIME Magazine’s Haley Sweetland Edwards discussed her special report looking at migration around the globe and how countries are responding. This program is part of a “Washington Journal”…

  • Washington Journal Bradley Myles Discusses Human Trafficking in US
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    Bradley Myles on Human Trafficking in U.S.

    Bradley Myles of Polaris discusses human trafficking in the U.S. during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

  • President Trump Says He May Declare National Emergency If Shutdown Talks Fail
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    Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

    President Trump spoke with reporters after signing legislation to combat human trafficking. Justice and Homeland Security officials, members of Congress, and others joined him for the signing in the…

  • Child Protection Policy
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    Child Protection Policy

    The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, hosted a briefing on child protection programs. Among the speakers were representatives from…

  • House Panel Examines International Child Abduction
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    International Child Abduction

    A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing to examine international child abduction. Subcommittee members heard from three parents who shared their personal stories of how their…

  • US Cold War Refugee Policy
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    U.S. Cold War Refugee Policy

    Historians Carl Bon Tempo and Maria Cristina Garcia outlined the evolution of refugee policy from the immediate post-war period through the Refugee Act of 1980, which amended several laws…

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on US Policy Toward China
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    U.S. Policy Toward China

    State Department and USAID officials testified on the human rights situation in China. They voiced their concerns about the detention of ethnic and religious minority groups, the treatment…

  • Reel America emSeeds of Destinyem 1946
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    Seeds of Destiny

    This 1946 Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry,…

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