The America Team conducts most of its operations confidentially. Increasingly, however, the general nature of our work has come into the public eye, as exemplified by the following developments:
4. John was quoted in The New Yorker magazine in its December 12, 2016 edition.
6. John led a panel of survivors and relatives of victims of abuse in Eritrea, in a discussion at the United Nations in New York on October 26, 2017 in conjunction with the Interactive Dialogue by Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Eritrea Sheila Keetharuth with the General Assembly — see: Press Release for Latest Perspective on Human Rights in Eritrea.
7. John was quoted in The Conversation on November 23, 2017 regarding the announced intention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deport some 700 Eritreans to Eritrea, where they would likely face torture or execution.
8. On December 11, 2017, The America Team sent a letter — in which approximately 70 other NGOs joined as additional signatories — to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secretary of State, the acting director of U.S Customs and Immigration Enforcement, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and the four leading members of Congress tasked with immigration oversight, urging that the threatened deportation of some 700 Eritreans, under the Department of Homeland Security’s order of September 13, 2017, be suspended until Eritrea is safe for their return. The letter can be viewed here.
US Congress September 14, 2016
UN News Centre October 29, 2016
AlJazeera May 24, 2017
The Conversation November 23, 2017
IRIN News March 17, 2017
Franesina June 10, 2017
Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA)
July 2, 2017
October 27, 2017
The Guardian October 21, 2016
The Christian Post June 29, 2017
September 13, 2017
N.Y. Times Magazine September 5, 2015
Telling the Real Story January 28, 2016
BBC ASSIGNMENT March 12, 2015
BBC from Asmara March 16, 2015
Hotline for Refugees & Migrants July 17, 2015
US State Department September 22, 2016
Amnesty International May 11, 2015
Human Rights Watch June 19, 2015
UN Human Rights Council June 8, 2015