As victims of violence and persecution, refugees come to the United States to seek safety. But all too often they arrive traumatized, unaware of the complexities of the U.S. asylum system, and without capacity to afford legal counsel. Since 1978, Human Rights First has been linking asylum seekers to pro bono attorneys through our Asylum Legal Representation Program, giving refugees a chance to live their lives free from fear.
Check out inspiring stories of refugees who received asylum in the United States with our help. Their lived experiences–of persecution, survival, and building a new life–inform our advocacy for better refugee protection. Find out why.