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    Every year, thousands of asylum seekers are detained by the U.S. government until their asylum cases are decided—which can amount to days, weeks, months or even years. Many of those detained are women and children.

    The Women’s Refugee Commission Migrant Rights and Justice is based in Washington, D.C. and works to ensure that vulnerable migrants in the United States are not detained unless absolutely necessary and that their basic rights are protected and respected.

    Migrant Rights and Justice advocates for legislation and policy that would ensure the safety and well-being of migrant women, families and unaccompanied children. Migrant Rights and Justice works with the Obama administration, the U.S. Congress and the Department of Homeland Security, including its various agencies, to institutionalize these important safeguards.