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U.S. Withdrawal From The Human Rights Council Is A Retreat From U.S. Leadership On Human Rights

My work takes me often to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. When I was last at the Human Rights Council in March, there was one moment when I was especially proud to be American. 720 more words

Human Rights

Tender age facilities?

Children are not pawns to be used in a political battle over immigration reform. Not a proud moment for this country. I am deeply saddened by these actions being take at our Southern boarder. 8 more words

Family

As the US leaves the UN Human Rights Council, it may leave more damage in its wake

Nikki Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has announced the US will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. 3,210 more words
News

Facing the Zombies of the Trump Apocalypse

What can justify the tearing of toddlers from their parents? For Trump and his toadies, it is the parents’ unlawful entry into the United States—crossing the border without proper documentation. 682 more words

Alternative Futures

Audio of immigrant children wailing for their parents at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility

This is horrendous. Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen and Jeff Sessions need to be taken to the World Court for this. March them to the ICJ for human rights abuse. 313 more words

Politics

"Go Home & Work It Out With Your Husband": Why Sessions' Ruling On Asylum Is So Devastating for Women Fleeing Domestic Violence

Some years ago, before the United States recognized that domestic violence was grounds for asylum, I represented a woman who was seeking asylum due to years of brutal violence inflicted upon her by her husband and the failure of her government to protect her. 1,476 more words

The Advocates For Human Rights - All Posts

Jennifer Prestholdt reblogged this on The Human Rights Warrior and commented:

My thoughts on representing asylum seekers fleeing domestic violence and reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent ruling that victims of domestic violence and other persecution by private actors “generally” do not qualify for asylum. Originally published on The Advocates' Post.

Letting Go Of Prejudices & Becoming A Better Person

Ignorance. Lately it seems to be the most overused excuse for getting out of bother. If I had a cent for every time someone said ‘it’s ignorance, not prejudice’, I wouldn’t have to do the Lotto. 992 more words

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