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December 09, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Last week Human Rights First hosted the first-ever Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) Leader Convening, bringing together a nonpartisan group of 30 veterans from across the nation...
December 08, 2016 Houston, TX—Human Rights First today announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to increase the organization's legal representation for asylum seekers in the...
December 05, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Just days before the nation celebrated Thanksgiving, an AP photographer snapped a picture of Kris Kobach’s proposed Homeland Security...
November 30, 2016 As media outlets continue to cover the increase in Central Americans seeking protection at the U.S. southern border, some are citing statistics that do not present a full picture of their appearance...
November 30, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed provisions in the final version of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reauthorize the Afghan special...
November 28, 2016 Top Items Veterans Storming Capitol Hill  This week members of Veterans for American Ideals will convene in Washington, D.C. to call on members of Congress to save the Special Immigrant...
November 22, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First today applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that New York will establish the nation's first emergency public/private legal defense fund to ensure all...

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October 10, 2016
Film Screening and Discussion

 

Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Factsheet | November 30, 2016
As government leaders and lawmakers debate immigration policy reforms, one essential—and often misrepresented—piece of information is the extent to which individuals in immigration removal...
Factsheet | November 16, 2016
THE U.S. ASYLUM SYSTEM is facing a growing crisis. Over the last four years, the backlog of asylum applications pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Asylum Division has...
Amicus Brief | October 24, 2016
Read and Download In The Supreme Court of the United States _________ DAVID JENNINGS, et al.,   v. ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ, et al.,   ________ On Petition for a...
Issue Brief | October 17, 2016
Private Sponsorship of Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Guiding Principles and Recommendations October 2016 Download PDF   Acknowledgements This report was written by...

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