Sarah Mehta is a Human Rights Researcher with the ACLU’s Human Rights Program.
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Thursday, December 04, 2014
The Ones Obama Left Behind - And Deported Without a Chance to Be Heard
Nydia already had asylum in the United States when she was twice deported by border officers back to the danger she fled from. A transgender woman from Mexico, Nydia told officers she had status and had been raped and attacked in Mexico when she returned for her mother's funeral. They deported her...
Friday, November 14, 2014
The United States Admits It "Crossed a Line" on Torture. That’s the Least of It.
On Wednesday, the United Nations Committee Against Torture began its review of the United States’ record on torture—not only at the infamous Guantánamo Bay but closer to home, in our prisons, police forces, and immigration facilities. The U.S. delegation acknowledged, “we crossed the line” on...