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  • 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…

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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,…

  • Human Rights in North Korea
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    Human Rights in North Korea

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on human rights in North Korea and how the topic should be addressed in nuclear disarmament negotiations. Panelists cited ongoing violations in…

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

    Migration Policy Institute’s Sarah Pierce discusses the criteria for and process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Economic impact of Migrants and Refugees
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    Economic impact of Migrants and Refugees

    Economic and migration experts talked about the economic impact of refugees and other migrants. William Kerr, a Harvard Business School professor, also discussed findings in a book he wrote on…

  • Catholic Church and Child Protection
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    Catholic Church and Child Protection

    Former leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Child Protection Review Board discussed current investigations into possible sexual abuse and what reforms they recommend.

  • US Policy in Syria
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    U.S. Policy in Syria

    The Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on U.S. policy in Syria. Panelists include the representative for the Syrian Opposition Coalition to the United Nations and the former policy…

  • Refugee Resettlement Programs Part 1
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    Refugee Resettlement Programs, Part 1

    The Niskanen Center hosted an event in Washington, DC on refugee resettlement in the United States. The first panel focused on the history of accepting refugees and the foreign policy…

  • Washington Journal Adam Bates Discusses the Trump Administrations Proposed Reduction of Refugee Admissions
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    Adam Bates on Refugee Admissions Reduction

    International Refugee Assistance Project’s Adam Bates talked about the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees who can come to the U.S.

  • State Department Official Testifies on Developments in Ethiopia
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    Human Rights and Governance in Ethiopia

    The assistant secretary of state for African Affairs, foreign policy experts, and Ethiopian community leaders testified before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on recent developments in…

  • Trump Administration to Cut Number of Refugees Entering US
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    Secretary Pompeo Remarks at State Department

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. plans on resettling up to 30,000 refugees and processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers for fiscal year 2019. He said the United States is the…

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    Asperger's Children

    Historian Edith Sheffer recounted how Austrian doctor Hans Asperger, whose work led to a better understanding of autism, was complicit in the deaths of children by the Third Reich.

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    Rescue Board

    Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the objective of assisting Jewish refugees.

  • UN Ambassador Haley Discusses US Withdrawal from Human Rights Council
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    U.S. Withdrawal from Human Rights Council

    At an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., explained the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council.…

  • Secretary Pompeo Speaks at 2018 Human Trafficking Report Launch
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    State Department 2018 Human Trafficking Report Launch Ceremony

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ivanka Trump, daughter of and assistant to President Trump, released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons report in a press conference at State Department…

  • Vice President Pence Remarks in Brazil
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    Vice President Pence Remarks in Brazil

    Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence visited a church and shelter in Brazil and spoke to a group of Venezuelan migrant children and families. He pledged U.S. support to the Venezuelans…

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