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March 30, 2016 New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration today missed a key opportunity to demonstrate meaningful leadership in addressing the global refugee crisis. During...
March 28, 2016 This blog is cross-posted from the Huffington Post: Sometimes it only takes the suffering of one to drive home the pain of thousands. Last week I woke up to the story of ...
March 25, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject any proposals that would remove funding for the resettlement of vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the omnibus budget...
March 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In testimony before the House of Representatives, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged the U.S. government to take steps to protect our national security while also complying with...
Houston Chronicle | March 22, 2016
March 21, 2016 Top News Torture Last week National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced that the president will begin the declassification of records from Argentina’s “Dirty War” as he travels to...
March 18, 2016 New York City – Human Rights First today warned that the European Union’s new agreement to return refugees to Turkey threatens the rights of vulnerable refugees who are fleeing violence in...

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March 3, 2016

Poised to enter its sixth year on March 16th, the conflict in Syria has displaced more than 11 million people. Nearly 4.7 million have fled the country.

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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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