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August 15, 2016 This blog is a cross post from The Huffington Post  Last week I visited the two immigration detention centers in south Georgia—Irwin County Detention Center and the Stewart...
August 15, 2016 Top Items Family Detention Last week a group of nearly two dozen mothers detained at the Berks County Detention Facility in Pennsylvania—many for over one year—announced that they began...
August 12, 2016 By Kristina Doan Earlier this summer the Center for American Progress and Fiscal Policy Institute released a report titled “Refugee Integration in the United States,” examining how well refugees...
August 11, 2016 New York City–Human Rights First today renewed its calls on the Obama Administration to end its policy of detaining women and children seeking U.S. protection following the announcement of...
August 08, 2016 By Charlie Mink This blog is cross-posted from Veterans for American Ideals. I joined Vets for American Ideals (VFAI) in February 2016 because I believe our generation of veterans needs a...
August 03, 2016 New York City—The State Department today released official resettlement data for July, indicating that 2,340 Syrian refugees arrived last month, bringing the fiscal year total to 7,551...
August 01, 2016 When I run, I think a lot about the brave refugee men, women, and children I meet through my job as a social worker at Human Rights First. I think about the dangers they faced in their home countries...

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July 7, 2016

On August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the impact of expedited removal and detention policies on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as recommended reforms. With President Obama set to host a Leaders’ Summit in September to address the global refugee crisis, participants will identify ways that the United States can lead by example in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers who request protection at U.S. airports and borders.

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Issue Brief | August 19, 2016
  Download Full Brief On August 8, 2016, 22 mothers at the Berks County Residential Center launched a hunger strike to protest their long-term detention and the harm it has inflicted on...
Letter | July 29, 2016
Download PDF July 29, 2016 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: U.S. human rights leadership and outcome document for UN High...
Report | July 25, 2016
Download Full Report Lifeline on Lockdown: Increased U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly...
Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We fight for asylum seekers—and against the detention of families and children In 2014-15, tens of thousands of people—many of them children—fled brutal gang and domestic violence in Central...

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