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December 18, 2015 New York City – To mark International Migrants Day, Human Rights First today calls on the Obama Administration to protect the human rights of all migrants by working to ensure U.S....
December 16, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today praised the bipartisan effort to ensure that harmful provisions were not included in the omnibus spending package that would have derailed the...
December 15, 2015 There’s a lot of misinformation swirling around the politisphere about Syrian refugees, and tonight’s primary debate is likely to be no exception. So when you gather round for your debate-watching...
December 09, 2015 According to a Human Rights First Study conducted by Harris Poll Washington, D.C.—Today, Human Rights First released a new study conducted by Harris Poll showing broad bipartisan support...
December 08, 2015 Top News Extremism in France France’s far-right National Front party, spearheaded by Marine Le Pen, reportedly made major gains in yesterday’s regional elections. News sources say the party had a...
December 02, 2015 Top News Torture Last week, President Obama signed into law an updated defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 that included a landmark provision reinforcing the United States’ ban on...
December 01, 2015 Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of twenty of the nation’s top national security experts, former government officials, and former military leaders today sent a letter to each...

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Report | April 19, 2016
In the Balance Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems Download the Report Executive Summary As the world faces the greatest refugee crisis since World...
Factsheet | April 05, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Screening Process The United States screens and vets refugees more stringently than any other group allowed to enter the country. STAGE ONE: The U.N. High Commissioner for...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists trying to enter the country. Human...
Issue Brief | March 15, 2016
THE BACKLOG in the U.S. immigration court system continues to grow, requiring immediate action. The number of cases pending before the court will soon exceed 500,000, far too many for a court...

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