Statement for the Record of Eleanor Acer: Oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Over the last year Human Rights First has issued several reports on this country’s escalating detention of asylum seekers. As detailed in those reports, Human…

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Statement for the Record of Emir Hadzic: The Need to Protect Refugees

Statement for the Record of Emir Hadzic, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret.) Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest “Oversight of…

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Alberto Mora Testimony Before House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Closing Guantanamo

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee:

I want to thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this important hearing…

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Statement for the Record: War in Syria Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis

Statement for the Record: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing on “War in Syria: Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis.”

May 17, 2016

We are…

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Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.) Statement for the Record: The Need to Shutter the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The goal of terrorism is to change behavior and to make us live in fear. On 9/11 America changed.

In September 2001 I was a…

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James Gondles, American Correction Association Statement for the Record: U.S. Prisons Can Safely Hold Guantanamo Detainees

Obama Administration recently released a comprehensive plan for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The plan necessarily requires the government to move some prisoners to…

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Statement at OSCE Session on Responses to Intolerance and Discrimination, Including Hate Crime and Hate Speech

Statement by Susan Corke at OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting, April 2016 – Session III: Responses to Intolerance and Discrimination, Including Hate Crimes, Hate Speech and Hate…

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Testimony of Eleanor Acer: Oversight and Government Reform Committee Joint Subcommittee Hearing

This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists…

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