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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...
November 16, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today praised President Obama for publicly reinforcing the U.S. commitment to providing protection to refugees fleeing violence and terrorism in...
November 12, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to commit to leading a comprehensive global initiative, in partnership with European and other states, to improve access to...
November 11, 2015 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today launched an initiative called Veterans for American Ideals, a new group focused on raising the voices of veterans to continue their service by...
November 10, 2015 Susan Corke reports from France, where she is researching antisemitism and far-right extremism. In Europe, the outlook is grim for refugees and other minorities. Xenophobia, racism, and...
November 10, 2015 By Megdi Abebe A new Wall Street Journal video outlines the steps and procedures Syrian refugees face on the path to protection in the United States. While highlighting the process...
November 09, 2015 Top News Guantanamo As early as this week, the Obama Administration is set to release its plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The long-awaited strategy reportedly...

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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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