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Report: Abuse reports by Black immigrant detainees are high
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Report: Abuse reports by Black immigrant detainees are high

WASHINGTON —  After analyzing the records of nearly 17,000 calls between 2016 and 2021 from its national immigrant detention hotline, Freedom for Immigrants released a report Wednesday that it and other advocacy groups say indicates a pattern of racism and abuse toward Black migrants. Among the findings of the report, the groups concluded that 28% of...

Biden announces return of seven American detainees from Venezuela
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Biden announces return of seven American detainees from Venezuela

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Saturday announced the return of seven Americans he said were wrongfully detained in Venezuela for “years.” “Today, after years of being wrongfully detained in Venezuela, we are bringing home Jorge Toledo, Tomeu Vadell, Alirio Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano, Jose Pereira, Matthew Heath, and Osman Khan. These individuals will soon...

Biden to meet family members of Russian detainees Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan
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Biden to meet family members of Russian detainees Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will meet Friday with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan as the White House continues to push for their release from detention in Russia, said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. The meetings with Griner’s wife, Cherelle, and Whelan’s sister, Elizabeth, which will take...

White House unveils new executive order on US hostages and wrongful detainees
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White House unveils new executive order on US hostages and wrongful detainees

In the executive order, Biden declared a national emergency to deal with the hostage taking and wrongful detention of Americans abroad, saying such “heinous acts” constitute “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” “The United States Government must redouble its efforts at home and with...