The United States has a proud tradition of providing safe haven to individuals fleeing 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 deadlines, and overly broad grounds of exclusion that do not block fraud or protect against security threats. Instead, the rules prevent many fleeing religious, political, ethnic, and other forms of persecution from accessing the asylum process and gaining the protection they need.
Asylum Filing Deadline
Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced earlier today could help thousands of refugees, according to Human Rights First.…
At its best, the United States has been a beacon for refugees fleeing persecution. Tonight, President Barack Obama will address…
162 Sign Immigration Reform Letter Urging Administration, Congress to Protect Those Fleeing Persecution
Washington, DC – Today Human Rights First released a sign-on letter with 162 signatories including the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations to President Obama and…
Fact Sheet: Asylum Filing Deadline (2013)»