Thursday, February 20, 2020
On Thursday, February 20, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), alongside several partner organizations, hosted a presidential candidate forum in Las Vegas on asylum and immigration to ask candidates tough questions on issues that warrant thoughtful and humane solutions. A video of the event is available here. Tom Steyer was the only presidential candidate who attended in person; other candidates sent surrogates to represent their campaigns.
The AIUSA forum followed last week’s release of their policy blueprint for key domestic and foreign issues ahead of the 2020 US presidential election. The blueprint tracks issues and makes recommendations on human rights-related issues, ranging from the Russian government’s abusive policing practices targeting the LGBTQ community.