The United States has a proud tradition of providing safe haven to individuals fleeing religious, political, ethnic, and other forms of persecution. A fair, effective, and humane asylum process should be a core American value. However, today’s asylum seekers face a daunting series of hurdles including detention, arbitrary filing deadlines, and overly broad grounds of exclusion that do not block fraud or protect against security threats, but rather prevent many genuine refugees from accessing the asylum process and gaining the protection they need.
U.S. Asylum System Reform
For World Refugee Day, Human Rights First Highlights Contributions of U.S. Communities, and Urges Support for Asylum and Detention Reform
Washington, DC — In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Human Rights First urges reforms to the U.S. asylum and detention…
HRF invites you to join us for a photo exhibit and reception in honor of World Refugee Day 2011, and…
Washington, D.C. – Today Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Refugee Protection Act of 2011. The bill is co-sponsored by…
World Refugee Day 2011: A Celebration of Service»