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May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that proposed reforms to the family immigration detention system by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are insufficient to address...
May 14, 2015
What’s the price of freedom for a toddler?  For the young children detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, an immigration detention complex created by the Obama...
May 12, 2015
Dilley, TX – Following a tour today of the family detention facility in Dilley, Texas, Human Rights First called on the Obama Administration to end its policy of detaining women and children fleeing...
May 11, 2015
In a comprehensive and compelling report released today, the Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (MRS/USCCB) and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS),...
May 08, 2015
By Emily Balan Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President George W. Bush, wrote an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle last week on a pressing...
May 08, 2015
In this video Human Rights First Vice President for Development Mary Hedahl discusses her visit to a detention center in Karnes, Texas holding mothers and their children who fled violence and...
May 07, 2015
New York City – As the United Nations considers authorizing the use of force to stop boats from carrying migrants and refugees across the Mediterranean, Human Rights First urges the United...

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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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