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  • Asylum Insanity: Welcome to the Land of the Free

    The Village Voice reports on the worst aspects of American immigration policy: The nation’s system of mass deportations and incarceration, and the devastating consequences for vulnerable individuals who seek nothing more than safety and a new beginning.

    Source: Village Voice
    Date: 04/08/2014

  • Obituary: Joanne Meehan, social worker for victims of torture

    Joanne Meehan recently passed away. She was the first director of social services at CVT and a mentor to many current and former staff.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 04/02/2014

  • Vote to declassify Senate report will define our legacy on torture

    Citing the bipartisan consensus against torture that once existed, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering again urges the Senate Intelligence Committee to release its report on CIA torture.

    Source: The Hill's Congress Blog
    Date: 03/25/2014

  • Public TV's 'Almanac' broadcasts live from Mayo Clinic

    CVT Director of International Services Neal Porter discusses the Syrian refugee crisis and CVT's work in Jordan.

    Source: Rochester Post-Bulletin
    Date: 03/22/2014

  • Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Director of International Services Neal Porter appears live on Twin Cities Public Television's “Almanac” to discuss the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and CVT’s work with refugees in Jordan.

    Source: Twin Cities Public Television's “Almanac”
    Date: 03/21/2014

  • The Senate Report on CIA Torture & Why We Speak Out

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering lists reasons why CVT supports the Senate Intelligence Committee voting to release its report on CIA torture.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 03/18/2014

  • The Shockingly Simple Thing We Can Do to Save Refugees

    CVT staff is quoted in an article on refugee mental health screenings and the need to conduct such screenings.

    Source: NationSwell
    Date: 03/18/2014

  • Attorneys of the Year: Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop

    CVT Board Member Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop is among the Attorneys of the Year recognized by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

    Source: Minnesota Lawyer
    Date: 02/25/2014

  • Security Council Demands Unhindered Access to Humanitarian Aid for Syria

    CVT is among a coalition of organizations calling for a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding full and unimpeded humanitarian access to all areas of Syria.

    Source: Independent European Daily Express
    Date: 02/23/2014

  • Missing conditions improved immigration detainees

    Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention, a report from CVT and the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, is mentioned in an article on the conditions and medical services in U.S. immigration detention centers.

    Source: La Opinion
    Date: 02/10/2014


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