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. – Human Rights First today welcomed statements made by former President George W. Bush following a naturalization ceremony…
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised passage of the United States Senate’s immigration reform bill, S. 744, legislation that…
Survivors of genocide. Victims of torture. Women fleeing the threat of honor killings. Former political prisoners. Minorities targeted because of…
FACT SHEET: Asylum Filing Deadline (2013)»
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