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September 16, 2015 By Megdi Abebe Earlier this week, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer was a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. As a response to the global refugee crisis, the Obama Administration stated that they...
September 16, 2015 In a misguided effort to stem the flow of migration along the U.S. southern border, the Obama Administration drastically increased its capacity to detain refugee families. Ever since, the...
September 15, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it plans to increase the annual ceiling for refugee admissions to the United States by 5,000 from 70,000 to 75,000...
September 14, 2015 Hungary is preparing to declare a “state of emergency” on September 15th to authorize more severe measures to repel migrants seeking shelter and refuge. Its proponents say the date will mark “a new...
September 10, 2015 The global refugee crisis is intensifying, and the international community, particularly the United States, must do more to meet resettlement needs. As Eleanor Acer emphasized during two appearances...
September 10, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration’s plans to increase the annual ceiling for refugee admissions by just 5,000 to 75,000 including a commitment to...
September 09, 2015 By Megdi Abebe Today Human Rights First President and CEO was a guest on “The Diane Rehm Show” where she spoke about the world’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe. Alongside Massimino,...

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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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