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Sen. Jeff Merkley: 'Zero Tolerance' Refugee Policy Is Actually 'Zero Humanity'

Michelle Brané, the Director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, says her organization has been monitoring and advocating for oversight of Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities for a long time. Brané, who has worked on immigration and human rights related issues for over two decades, says while she thinks there are aspects of the process that need to be improved, visits to ORR facilities should be “done in a way that is thoughtful and that takes into consideration the protection needs of this population,” which can include very young children.