Immigration and Asylum Detention Policies Panelists talked about the removal and detention of refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. A report released by the U.S. Commission on… read more

Immigration and Asylum Detention Policies Panelists talked about the removal and detention of refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. A report released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Human Rights First said there was a rise in the number of asylum seekers held for long periods in U.S. detention centers. The report found that refugees who requested protection at U.S. borders faced mandatory detention and were sent to facilities similar to criminal prisons. close

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  • Eleanor Acer Senior Director Human Rights First->Refugee Protection
  • Olga Byrne Senior Associate Human Rights First->Refugee Protection
  • Elizabeth Cassidy Co-Director U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom->Policy and Research
  • Mary Giovagnoli Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of Homeland Security->Immigration Policy
  • Mark Hetfield President and CEO HIAS
  • Tiffany Lynch Senior Policy Analyst U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Leslie Velez Senior Protection Officer United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees
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Immigration and Asylum Detention Policies

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Program ID:
413552-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 03, 2016 | 9:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 06, 2016 | 4:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Aug 03, 2016 | 9:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2016 | 3:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2016 | 4:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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