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October 06, 2016 By Joe Jenkins On Monday, judges of the 7th Circuit Court dealt a major blow to states trying to buck the federal refugee resettlement program when it blocked Indiana governor Mike Pence’s plan to...
October 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the U.N. Security Council vote to elect former prime minister of Portugal António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations....
October 05, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Last week refugees from across the country convened in Washington to share their stories of survival and determination. As part of the annual Refugee Congress, refugee...
October 04, 2016 By Dora Illei On Sunday, the Hungarian people voted on the E.U. plan to relocate 1,294 refugees to their country, part of a larger plan to relocate 160,000 refugees across member states....
October 03, 2016 By Rachel Buchan Jordan has the third largest population of Syrian refugees in the world, with 635,000 registered Syrian refugees in the country. Additional unregistered refugees push the total...
October 03, 2016 Top Items Refugee Resettlement The Obama Administration has reached its refugee resettlement goal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, which ended on Friday. Early reports indicate that the United...
October 03, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement the draft recommendations put forth by the DHS Advisory Committee 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 | June 12, 2017
Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, 143 days ago, the number of refugees resettled to the United States has fallen by 61 percent when compared to the 143 days prior to the...
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...

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