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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.
CVT, artists and organizations advocate for a more responsible and compassionate response for those fleeing persecution.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes that the full truth about the CIA torture program must be told.
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.
A bill that will negatively impact asylum seekers, especially Central American children, needs a No vote from Congress.
Maggie Mabie, intern for CVT's Washington Office, reflects on the significance of June 20, World Refugee Day.
As we face the one-year anniversary of President Trump's Travel Ban, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, shares a former client’s story about the devastating impacts of the ban on his family and their future.
On the 16th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison, 41 are still imprisoned there.
As hearings begin today in North Carolina about the state's involvement in the U.S. torture program, Scott Roehm, CVT director of the Washington office, comments on the importance of this kind of examination and accountability.

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