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November 18, 2015 New York City - In response to the news that President Obama intends to veto a proposed bill that would pause U.S. Resettlement of Syrian refugees, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
November 18, 2015 I don’t know about you, but over the last few days my social media feeds were a flurry of anti-refugee clickbait. And with more and more governors piling on to try to keep Syrian refugees out of...
November 18, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today urged Congress to reject proposals to halt or pause U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees, including the American Safe Act, a bill that would immediately shut...
November 17, 2015 On the heels of the horrific attacks in Paris, far-right groups in France are already escalating their xenophobic rhetoric and mobilizing supporters to turn their anger against refugees and...
November 16, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today praised President Obama for publicly reinforcing the U.S. commitment to providing protection to refugees fleeing violence and terrorism in...
November 12, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to commit to leading a comprehensive global initiative, in partnership with European and other states, to improve access to...
November 11, 2015 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today launched an initiative called Veterans for American Ideals, a new group focused on raising the voices of veterans to continue their service by...

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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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