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November 04, 2015 By Megdi Abebe In a recent article for TIME, member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jeanne Shaeen (D-NH) criticized the U.S. government for not taking in a significant...
November 04, 2015 A recent feature by Buzzfeed's J. Lester Feder on the plight of LGBT Syrian refugees offered a rare look at the lives of one of the most vulnerable displaced groups. Feder relays the fears of LGBT...
November 04, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Last week the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) released the report "Women on the Run," documenting 160 cases...
November 03, 2015 Since 2012 the United States has resettled only 1,854 Syrian refugees—a small fraction of the four million people who have fled horrific violence in search of safety. A new interactive map from The...
November 02, 2015 Last week at least 27 women detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center (Hutto) in Taylor, Texas, began a hunger strike to protest the conditions at the facility and demand...
October 26, 2015 Top News Family Immigration Detention The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced that it will not renew the license of the Berks County Residential Center, a detention facility...
October 26, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today marks National Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of professional services for the public good, by honoring the crucial work of pro bono attorneys who...

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March 3, 2016

Poised to enter its sixth year on March 16th, the conflict in Syria has displaced more than 11 million people. Nearly 4.7 million have fled the country.

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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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