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  • Op Ed Piece: How the Biden Administration Should Take Torture-Derived Evidence Off the Table: Scott Roehm, CVT Washington director, writes in Just Security that the government must not disregard the absolute prohibition on torture.

  • CVT Statement: CVT Asks the U.S. Senate to Stand with Muslim and African Communities by Passing the NO BAN Act. Passage of the act would limit future presidents’ authority to deny individuals entry into the U.S. based on their religion or national origin. “Passing the bill is a racial justice imperative. We urge senators to support it,” writes Andrea Cárcamo, CVT senior policy counsel.

  • CVT Statement: CVT Applauds the Redesignation of TPS for Haiti, Calls for Additional Steps to Address the Hardships the Haitian Community is Facing. "While we celebrate this good news, we must push back against the policies that continue to create hardships for the Haitian community,” writes Andrea Cárcamo, CVT senior policy counsel.

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