Central America’s Ongoing Refugee Crisis

Over the last decade, Central America has been experiencing an ongoing refugee crisis. Generalized violence threaten people from the “Northern Triangle” countries, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, causing them to flee to Mexico and elsewhere. Mexico maintains the practice of…

Immigration, Refugee Law, and Disability Rights

On February 23rd, the Human Rights Brief hosted its inaugural Disability Rights Symposium in conjunction with the Washington College of Law’s (WCL) Disability Law Society. The first panel was titled “Immigration, Refugee Law, and Disability Rights” and featured Michael Tan…

Israel’s Indefinite Detention of “Infiltrators”

On January 1, 2018, Israel’s Population, Immigration and Borders Authority (PIBA) announced that the state would indefinitely detain thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals—legally referred to as “infiltrators”—if they refuse to leave for Rwanda or Uganda by March 31, 2018….