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Freedom House today announced that Michael Chertoff, a former Secretary of Homeland Security and former U.S. Court of Appeals judge, and Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group, will become the new chairman of their Board of Trustees. 

In response to press reports that the Trump administration is preparing new restrictions on immigrants legally residing in the United States, to make it more difficult for them to obtain citizenship if they have used public aid programs, Freedom House issued a statement.

In response to President Trump’s comments during his European trip, including his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Freedom House released a statement.

In response to reports published by Novaya Gazeta that a survivor of the anti-LGBT crackdown in Chechnya, Zelimkhan Akhmadov, was abducted in St. Petersburg by police as well as by family members, Freedom House issued a statement.

Freedom House mourns the passing of James S. Denton, who died this week in Washington, D.C.

The decision to withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive for U.S. security and foreign policy and will make it more difficult to advance human rights and aid victims of abuse. 

In response to the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border with Mexico and then placing them in detention, Freedom House issued a statement.


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