Hindu Nationalists Follow International Playbook, Threaten Participants In U.S. Academic Conference 

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Photo by Studio Art Smile on Pexels.com On August 13, 2021, this author and Dr. Abusaleh Shariff of the US India Policy Institute published on this blog a discussion of certain anti-Muslim actions taken by the national government of India led by the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which preaches a doctrine of Hindu Nationalism or “Hindutva.” (Shariff … Continue reading Hindu Nationalists Follow International Playbook, Threaten Participants In U.S. Academic Conference 

A CRISIS BREWS IN INDIA, AND NOT THE ONE YOU THINK

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Demonstrators hold the national flag of India as they attend a protest against a new citizenship law after Friday prayers at Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi, India, Dec. 20, 2019. Credit: Danish Siddiqui/The World https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-12-20/rage-against-india-s-citizenship-law-rooted-complex-history-nation-building The suffering of India’s massive population resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has received well-deserved attention and concern from the international community. A humanitarian … Continue reading A CRISIS BREWS IN INDIA, AND NOT THE ONE YOU THINK

Supporting Asylum Seekers Holistically

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Client Items Basket at The Advocates for Human Rights People who flee their home country seeking security and protection in the United States face a long and unpredictable asylum process, even when they’re able to access free legal services like those offered by The Advocates for Human Rights. Many countries support asylum seekers according to … Continue reading Supporting Asylum Seekers Holistically

Biden Starts to Hit Stride on Asylum Protections

World Refugee Day (June 20) marked six months of the Biden Administration.  In that time, The Advocates and other organizations have been extremely disappointed with the President’s failure to deliver on promises for swift and bold action on immigration and human rights.  While we celebrated the first days of Administration with executive orders ending the Muslim and African Bans, laying-out plans … Continue reading Biden Starts to Hit Stride on Asylum Protections

Once an Advocate, Always an Advocate: Patrick Finnegan

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In the winter of 2004, Patrick Finnegan’s first-time volunteering with The Advocates as an interpreter was off to a rough start. “I managed to get myself into a fender bender on the way there,” Patrick remembers. “Worse, it was my error… The lawyer almost had to call for another interpreter.” Thankfully, he made it. The … Continue reading Once an Advocate, Always an Advocate: Patrick Finnegan

Sexual Assault Bill Moves Through Minnesota Senate: Needs Your Support

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On March 24, 2021, many Minnesotans were shocked to learn that state law does not punish the sexual violation of a victim who became intoxicated by drinking voluntarily. The Minnesota Supreme Court, in State v. Khalil, determined that the criminal-sexual-conduct statute applies only if the intoxicant was administered without the victim’s agreement. They overturned Mr. Khalil’s conviction and started a firestorm among members of the public and the … Continue reading Sexual Assault Bill Moves Through Minnesota Senate: Needs Your Support