27 Nov 2019

Dissenter Weekly Update: Whistleblower Concerns Over Trump Gutting Asylum, WikiLeaks Publishes OPCW Whistleblower Email

This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving whistleblowers at immigration agencies, who object to how President Donald Trump is gutting the asylum process available to immigrants. According to a United States Senate report, “Whistleblowers reported that in nearly all cases where asylum officers found that asylum seekers

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CLOSE THE CAMPS rally. Photo by Peg Hunter on Flickr.
09 Sep 2019

Court Approves Nationwide Injunction Against Trump Asylum Rule, Acknowledges Harm To Legal Groups

A federal court restored a nationwide injunction against a rule imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration to block asylum seekers.

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10 Jul 2019

At ‘Kids In Cages’ Congressional Hearing, Mother And Human Rights Advocates Share Stories Of Cruelty At The Border

Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala and was held in detention at a facility in Dilley, Texas, where her baby contracted a severe respiratory illness that led to her death, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The hearing was titled, “Kids In Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,”

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Photo by BBC World Service on Flickr.
16 Apr 2019

Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants

Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.

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12 Jan 2016

Shunned by the West, 10,000 Refugees Seek Asylum In Hong Kong

“People tend to forget that nobody chooses to be a refugee …’ Amid Hong Kong’s luxury, asylum seekers struggle to survive.

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European flag inside the building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (European Parliament on Flickr)
29 Oct 2015

Despite US Pressure, European Parliament Clears Path for Snowden Asylum

In the face of pressure from the US, the EU Parliament passed a resolution which could allow an EU country to grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden.

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Migrants from Africa protest for asylum and fair treatment in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees.

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