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January 20, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the Senate for voting against a motion to proceed on the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (H.R. 4038), a bill that would...
January 19, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Senate to reject the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (H.R. 4038), a bill that would immediately shut down the...
January 15, 2016 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. In his final State of the Union address President Obama focused on the importance of American leadership, both what it has accomplished and where it...
January 14, 2016 By Timothy Meyers The deplorable treatment of numerous women on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne, where the police failed to control the chaos, has shocked many. The alleged crimes...
January 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the United States will accept more refugees in an effort to admit an increasing number of Central...
January 13, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First today praised members of Congress for urging the Obama Administration to end its deportation raids targeting refugee women and children fleeing violence and...
January 08, 2016 Today’s New York Times editorial rightly condemns the Department of Homeland Security’s “appalling” home raids targeting mothers and children from Central America. In a January 4 statement, DHS...

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July 7, 2016

On August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the impact of expedited removal and detention policies on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as recommended reforms. With President Obama set to host a Leaders’ Summit in September to address the global refugee crisis, participants will identify ways that the United States can lead by example in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers who request protection at U.S. airports and borders.

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Report | July 25, 2016
Download Full Report Lifeline on Lockdown: Increased U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly...
Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We fight for asylum seekers—and against the detention of families and children In 2014-15, tens of thousands of people—many of them children—fled brutal gang and domestic violence in Central...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Read More and Download The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2016 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Download The Refugee Protection Act of 2016 Why is the Refugee Act of 2016 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This...

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