By Hussam Ayloush – published in Muslim Matter

After 20 years as a civil rights activist, I was detained for the first time – on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10 – along with 31 other faith leaders and human rights activists.

We were less than 30 yards away from the U.S.-Mexico border, where on the other side, as many as 6,000 asylum-seekers await the Trump administration to comply with federal and international law and process their claims. Instead, these asylum-seekers have been met with tear gas, pepper spray and dehumanizing rhetoric from the president.

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