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September 24, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the president and U.S. lawmakers to heed the calls of Pope Francis and take steps to meaningfully address the global refugee crisis. In his address...
September 22, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: As the Syrian conflict rages into its fifth year, it's all too easy for those of us far away to become inured to the suffering. The endless...
September 22, 2015 New York City – In response to reports that the United States will provide an additional $419 million in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria, Human Rights First’s...
September 22, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today urged Congress and the Obama Administration to work together to increase funding and resources for U.S. immigration courts. The call comes...
September 22, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States will increase the annual number of refugees it takes in by 15,000, bringing the total...
September 20, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today said that Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement that the United States will increase the annual ceiling for refugee admissions is a...
September 18, 2015 Hungary’s coldhearted response to the refugee crisis in Europe has tarnished its image among world audiences. The United Nation’s top human Rights official, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, referred to Hungary’...

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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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