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February 10, 2016
Berks, Pennsylvania—In a statement released today, 30 mothers detained at the Berks Family Detention Center have asked to be released from their prolonged detention with their children. The open...
February 09, 2016
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that the White House’s failure to request funding to increase immigration court capacity and the small increase of the ceiling on refugee resettlement...
February 08, 2016
Top News President Obama’s Budget Tomorrow President Obama will release his final budget request, which is expected to contain increased funding to address immigration court case...
February 04, 2016
New York City – Human Rights First today welcomed the announcement that the United States has committed an additional $925 million in humanitarian aid and support for Syrian refugees...
February 04, 2016
In a January 27, 2016 letter to the operators of the Berks County Residential Center, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services confirmed its decision not to renew the facility’s...
February 04, 2016
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the House of Representatives to reject legislation that would severely undermine access to asylum in the United States. The call came in a...
February 03, 2016
Top News Global Refugee Crisis Congress will address the ongoing global refugee crisis during a series of hearings this week. On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a...

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Resources

Factsheet | December 10, 2015
Refugees to the United States are more stringently screened and vetted than any other group allowed to enter the country. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees first registers refugees,...
Report | December 09, 2015
This presentation contains results from two surveys: •2,023 American Adults   Conducted November 12-19, 2015 •2,016 American Adults  Conducted November 19-23, 2015 These surveys...
Issue Brief | December 04, 2015
Vetting, Security and Fraud Screening in Asylum Process In the aftermath of World War II, the United States was a leader in building an international system for the protection of refugees, to...
Factsheet | December 01, 2015
American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act Would Bring Resettlement of Iraqi and Syrian Refugees to a Standstill Bill Would Also Abandon Iraqis who worked with the United States H.R....

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