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May 27, 2016 In response to the Department of State’s Request for Public Comment on its Fiscal Year 2017 refugee resettlement program, Human Rights First has urged the government to resettle 100,000 Syrian...
May 26, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First urges members of the Senate to vote in favor of an amendment introduced today to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would continue the Afghan...
May 23, 2016 Top News Guantanamo On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform National Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing examining the remaining detainees at the U.S. detention...
May 20, 2016 At the World Humanitarian Summit on Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24, nations, humanitarian organizations, and civil society actors will identify ways to better address the global refugee crisis and...
May 20, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the Senate to reject provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would undermine the United States’ ability...
May 20, 2016 Amnesty International released a poll today documenting people’s attitudes in 27 different countries towards welcoming refugees. Encouragingly, the vast majority want their countries to accept...
May 19, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to abandon its policy of detaining families in light of a new motion to enforce filed against the government today. The motion...

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Resources

Report | April 19, 2016
In the Balance Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems Download the Report Executive Summary As the world faces the greatest refugee crisis since World...
Factsheet | April 05, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Screening Process The United States screens and vets refugees more stringently than any other group allowed to enter the country. STAGE ONE: The U.N. High Commissioner for...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists trying to enter the country. Human...
Issue Brief | March 15, 2016
THE BACKLOG in the U.S. immigration court system continues to grow, requiring immediate action. The number of cases pending before the court will soon exceed 500,000, far too many for a court...

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