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August 30, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today decried the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s ruling  in Castro v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security that...
August 29, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration for reaching its goal of admitting “at least 10,000” Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016. National Security Advisory...
August 29, 2016 Washington, D.C. ‑ Following today’s announcement from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson directing the Homeland Security Advisory Council to evaluate whether...
August 22, 2016 This week, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim. This is one of the last opportunities for the Obama Administration to emphasize...
August 22, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Though the White House is close to meeting its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, there has been ongoing resistance from some Washington lawmakers, state...
August 22, 2016 New York City—As mothers enter the third week of a hunger strike at the Berks County family detention center, Human Rights First today released a new report examining the impact of detention on the...
August 22, 2016 Top Items Private Prisons In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First called on the...

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February 2, 2017

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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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...
Amicus Brief | April 24, 2017
As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution...
Amicus Brief | April 11, 2017
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT (excerpt...) As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to...

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