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March 31, 2015
New York City – Human Rights First welcomed the Obama Administration's pledge of an additional $507 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrians, made at an international pledging conference...
March 30, 2015
Top News Americans Support Refugee Protection This morning, Politico’s "Morning Score" featured a Human Rights First poll that reveals American voters favor candidates who support reforms that...
March 30, 2015
Washington, D.C.  – New polling data from Human Rights First reveals support among American voters for candidates who support reforms that increase protections for refugees and those seeking...
March 30, 2015
By Erica Qualliotine An estimated 10 million people in the world are stateless. One third are children. When people do not legally exist, they are far more susceptible to trafficking, forced...
March 27, 2015
Immigration reform is one of the most debated issues in today’s political climate. And as the 2016 election cycle kicks into gear, politicians on both sides of the aisle seem unlikely to find a lot...
March 16, 2015
Top News WAR AUTHORIZATION On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will appear before the House Armed Services Committee to...
March 13, 2015
New York City – As this week marks the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to champion protection, aid, and resettlement of Syrian...

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Factsheet | April 24, 2015
Thousands of the mothers and children who fled persecution and violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will spend this Mother’s Day in U.S. immigration detention.  The Obama...
Impact Study | March 27, 2015
Few voters in targeted congressional districts and in both New Hampshire and South Carolina believe the country’s asylum and refugee system is “working well” as it is, instead, voters view the system...
Factsheet | March 02, 2015
Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. The U.S. asylum system has protected thousands of refugees from returning to places where they would face political, religious, or other...
Testimony | February 11, 2015
Download the Testimony American Values and Refugee Protection Commitments  Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Reflecting this country’s deep-seated commitment to liberty...

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