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Michelle Rodenburg
The public charge rule never should have been implemented and is dangerously irresponsible, explains Michelle Rodenburg of CVT’s D.C. office.
On a recent visit to Mexicali, Mexico, Andrea Cárcamo, senior policy counsel, observed many impacts of the "Remain in Mexico" policy on asylum seekers.
Hiba lived in Syria and was newly married when the war forced her to flee her home for the first time. Read her story of courage and strength and finding CVT Jordan and a new life.
Steven H. Miles, MD, former CVT board member, is author of an important and deeply researched book on physician complicity with torture.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes that the world must turn its attention to the extensive humanitarian work being done in Iraq, not only to the conflicts in the region.
Andrea Cárcamo, senior policy counsel, clarifies details regarding several onerous barriers to asylum seeking.
Alison Beckman, MSW, LICSW, senior clinician for external relations, and Andrea Cárcamo, senior policy counsel, write about punitive rules proposed by the White House which will further impact asylum seeking clients.
Phyllis Kaufman
The still-classified Senate Torture Report, completed by the Senate Intelligence committee in 2012, is nearly 7,000 pages long. December 9, 2019, marked the fifth anniversary of the public release of the report’s redacted executive summary. The details contained in those 525 pages are shocking: the CIA engaged in waterboarding; rectal rehydration; walling; extreme sleep deprivation; cramped confinement (big and small confinement boxes); and left detainees naked and shackled in stress positions for extended periods.
Stanton Wood, strategic initiatives officer, writes about the importance of the narrative in The Report film helping to ensure that an era of torture never happens again.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes on the 5th anniversary of release of the executive summary of the CIA Torture Report that it is long past time to release the full report.

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