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June 23, 2015
Yesterday I toured the Berks County Residential Center, an immigration detention facility for families with children under 18. The facility, operated by Berks County under a contract with the...
June 22, 2015
Leesport, Pennsylvania—Following a tour today of the Berks County family detention facility in Leesport, Pennsylvania, Human Rights First calls on the Obama Administration to end its policy of...
June 20, 2015
New York City—To mark World Refugee Day, Human Rights First calls the Obama Administration to uphold the United States’ commitment to protecting the persecuted by ending the detention of women and...
June 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the Senate Appropriations Committee for joining House appropriators in supporting an increase in immigration judges and support staff for fiscal year...
June 15, 2015
New York City—One year after the Obama Administration began detaining thousands of Central American mothers and children seeking protection in the United States, Human Rights First has released a...
June 02, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed today’s call to end the misguided policy of detaining families seeking asylum in the United States.  The call came in a letter from 33...
June 01, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called for U.S. government agencies to create stronger treaty compliance oversight with respect to U.S. policies relating to asylum seekers, borders,...

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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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