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November 23, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Former Commissioners of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Doris Meissner and James W. Ziglar today urged senators to uphold America’s commitment to...
November 20, 2015 The number of refugees in the world today is staggering. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that there are at least 60 million people displaced worldwide, with 20 million...
November 19, 2015 New York City – Today the House of Representatives passed the American Safe Act, a bill that would effectively shut down the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq and severely handicap...
November 18, 2015 New York City - In response to the news that President Obama intends to veto a proposed bill that would pause U.S. Resettlement of Syrian refugees, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
November 18, 2015 I don’t know about you, but over the last few days my social media feeds were a flurry of anti-refugee clickbait. And with more and more governors piling on to try to keep Syrian refugees out of...
November 18, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today urged Congress to reject proposals to halt or pause U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees, including the American Safe Act, a bill that would immediately shut...
November 17, 2015 On the heels of the horrific attacks in Paris, far-right groups in France are already escalating their xenophobic rhetoric and mobilizing supporters to turn their anger against refugees and...

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June 6, 2016

 

Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, will host an event in honor of World Refugee Day to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We fight for asylum seekers—and against the detention of families and children In 2014-15, tens of thousands of people—many of them children—fled brutal gang and domestic violence in Central...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Read More and Download The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2016 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Download The Refugee Protection Act of 2016 Why is the Refugee Act of 2016 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Download The Refugee Protection Act of 2016 Why is the Refugee Act of 2016 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This...

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