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December 01, 2015 The Obama Administration’s policy of detaining women and children who seek protection in the United States has suffered a number of setbacks in recent months. In July a federal district court ruled...
November 24, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Safe Act, legislation that would effectively shut down the resettlement of refugees from Syria and...
November 24, 2015 This Thanksgiving Human Rights First asked some of our refugee clients to tell as what they’re most thankful for. For many of them, their journeys to the United States were spurred by harrowing...
November 23, 2015 In the United States, asylum seekers and other migrants are entitled to a broad range of protections under international and domestic law, yet these rights are routinely trampled upon. The gap...
November 23, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Former Commissioners of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Doris Meissner and James W. Ziglar today urged senators to uphold America’s commitment to...
November 20, 2015 The number of refugees in the world today is staggering. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that there are at least 60 million people displaced worldwide, with 20 million...
November 19, 2015 New York City – Today the House of Representatives passed the American Safe Act, a bill that would effectively shut down the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq and severely handicap...

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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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