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February 06, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.– In response to President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, Human Rights First along with a coalition of leading human rights, civil rights, legal, and...
February 06, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed reports that the Department of Homeland Security will continue adjudicating asylum and other applications for individuals in the United States who...
January 31, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First today expressed grave concerns about reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has suspended decision-making in asylum and other applications for...
January 31, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised reports that the Department of Homeland Security will provide exemptions to President Trump’s executive order for Iraqis who are eligible for...
January 29, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—In a letter sent today Veterans for American Ideals, a group of more than 2,000 veterans of the U.S. armed forces, urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his...
January 27, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City— Human Rights First today condemned an executive order on the entry of refugees that will block and derail resettlement of thoroughly screened refugees, warning that such measures...
January 27, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the Trump Administration to maintain stringent sanctions against the Russian Federation until it has fully complied with the requirements for their...

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