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Andrea Cárcamo is senior policy counsel.

Right about the time I began representing asylum seekers from Central America as an immigration attorney, I started watching “The Walking Dead” (TWD), a TV show about the zombie apocalypse. I have never been someone able to deal with gore, but my husband and I figured out a system in which I run out of the room during violent scenes and return once he tells me the scene has passed. I have been able to watch multiple shows using this method, including the quintessentially violent show “Game of Thrones,” and, of course, the beginning of “The Walking Dead.”   

Read about El Paso, Texas-based Annunciation House, winner of CVT's 2019 Eclipse Award!
Andrea Cárcamo, CVT senior policy counsel, writes about her visit to the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, where there is hope despite exceeding low asylum grant rates.
Darlene Lynch, head of external relations, CVT Atlanta, writes about action to oppose the deeply harmful practice of automatically shackling children in juvenile court.
Andrea Cárcamo-Cavazos, senior policy counsel, pushes back against the Trump White House’s move to use CBP officers in the role of asylum officers.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes that the U.S. must keep the critical USCIS offices open.
The CVT Ethiopia team took on a special project training IOM staff in Djibouti in methods of effective care for highly traumatized migrants.
As CVT Jordan marks its 10th anniversary, we look at the ways the program changed and expanded to meet the needs of survivors.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, gave this speech at the CVT Restoring Hope Breakfast – October 3, 2018.
Habiba Mohamed, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, writes about her clients' strength and resilience as they work to restore their lives after torture.

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