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October 01, 2015 Washington D.C. - Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to press the Obama Administration to lead a comprehensive global initiative in partnership with European and other...
September 30, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged Congress to find a long term solution to the mounting backlogs and delays caused by the underfunding of U.S. immigration courts. The call came in...
September 29, 2015 New York City - In response to the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2016 released today, Human Rights First's Eleanor Acer issued the following...
September 29, 2015 By Timothy Meyers On September 20, 2015, Greeks went to the polls for a general election following the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of the Syriza-led government. Tsipras had...
September 28, 2015 Washington D.C. - Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to support increased U.S. leadership in providing protection to the millions of refugees who have fled horrific violence...
September 28, 2015 Washington, DC – Human Rights first today praised President Obama for using his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) address this morning to emphasize the need for leadership to address the...
September 28, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Immigration and National Interest Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016...

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Report | April 19, 2016
In the Balance Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems Download the Report Executive Summary As the world faces the greatest refugee crisis since World...
Factsheet | April 05, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Screening Process The United States screens and vets refugees more stringently than any other group allowed to enter the country. STAGE ONE: The U.N. High Commissioner for...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists trying to enter the country. Human...
Issue Brief | March 15, 2016
THE BACKLOG in the U.S. immigration court system continues to grow, requiring immediate action. The number of cases pending before the court will soon exceed 500,000, far too many for a court...

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