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October 25, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First along with Patterson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler LLP filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Jennings v. Rodriguez, arguing that U.S....
October 24, 2016 Top Items LGBT On Wednesday, October 26 National Security Advisor Susan Rice will deliver an address focused on the Obama Administration's efforts to protect and expand the human...
October 24, 2016 At our annual dinner in last Wednesday in New York City, Human Rights First presented the 2016 Marvin Frankel Award to three law firms for outstanding pro bono service to asylum seekers and refugees...
October 21, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects the number of individuals held in immigration detention to balloon to 45,000 in coming weeks—breaking...
October 20, 2016 By Joe Jenkins The civil war in Syria has raged on for over five years, but many Americans only began to learn about the ensuing refugee crisis recently. With that awareness comes a seemingly non-...
October 17, 2016 Top Items Guantanamo Human Rights First today praised the repatriation of Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Slahi to Mauritania, and encourages the Obama Administration to keep up the pace of...
October 17, 2016 New York City – Today, Human Rights First and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center and Human Rights First published a white paper on...

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Access to asylum is under threat. Trump’s executive orders on immigration target refugees and asylum seekers, stripping them of access to protections and due process rights. We need Congress to step in and ensure that legitimate asylum seekers are not turned away. You are essential to this effort. Join us for advocacy trainings and meetings on the Hill with members of Congress.

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Factsheet | May 23, 2017
The United States has, over decades, established rigorous, interagency procedures to vet and screen asylum seekers. Human Rights First has detailed the asylum system’s fraud and security safeguards...
Report | May 03, 2017
The U.S. government is illegally turning away asylum seekers at official land crossings all along the southern border. Border agents must refer a person seeking asylum or expressing a fear of...
Factsheet | April 25, 2017
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2017 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009. The Act...
Amicus Brief | April 24, 2017
As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution...

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