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May 01, 2015
This morning I spoke to the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. I praised NYC’s municipal identification program (IDNYC), which helps many New Yorkers receive much needed proof of...
April 29, 2015
Following the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this month, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt called on the international community to...
April 28, 2015
On Friday, an editorial in the Houston Chronicle urged for “more funding for our immigration court system,” pointing out that “the underfunding of adjudication has more than doubled the average...
April 27, 2015
Top News State Department Country Reports Early this week, the U.S. State Department is expected to release its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports are released and...
April 23, 2015
New York City – Following today’s meeting of European Union Leaders in Brussels to discuss a coordinated response to the migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, Human Rights First urged...
April 21, 2015
Washington, D.C.—As Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas this morning, Human Rights First urges him to address how the Obama Administration can better...
April 20, 2015
Top News Refugee Protection On Tuesday at 10:05 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks during the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of...

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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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