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September 25, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First today called on President Obama to make clear in his address at the U.N. that the United States will play a strong leadership role in addressing the global refugee...
September 24, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the president and U.S. lawmakers to heed the calls of Pope Francis and take steps to meaningfully address the global refugee crisis. In his address...
September 22, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: As the Syrian conflict rages into its fifth year, it's all too easy for those of us far away to become inured to the suffering. The endless...
September 22, 2015
New York City – In response to reports that the United States will provide an additional $419 million in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria, Human Rights First’s...
September 22, 2015
New York City – Human Rights First today urged Congress and the Obama Administration to work together to increase funding and resources for U.S. immigration courts. The call comes...
September 22, 2015
Top News Global Refugee Crisis Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States will increase the annual number of refugees it takes in by 15,000, bringing the total...
September 20, 2015
New York City – Human Rights First today said that Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement that the United States will increase the annual ceiling for refugee admissions is a...

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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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