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December 05, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Just days before the nation celebrated Thanksgiving, an AP photographer snapped a picture of Kris Kobach’s proposed Homeland Security...
November 30, 2016 As media outlets continue to cover the increase in Central Americans seeking protection at the U.S. southern border, some are citing statistics that do not present a full picture of their appearance...
November 30, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed provisions in the final version of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reauthorize the Afghan special...
November 28, 2016 Top Items Veterans Storming Capitol Hill  This week members of Veterans for American Ideals will convene in Washington, D.C. to call on members of Congress to save the Special Immigrant...
November 22, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First today applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that New York will establish the nation's first emergency public/private legal defense fund to ensure all...
November 17, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First today released a report detailing high rates of immigration detention of asylum seekers in New Jersey, which finds that asylum seekers are often...
November 16, 2016 On Sunday, November 13th Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a resettlement agreement with the United States for some of the refugees in Australia’s off-shore detention centers...

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October 10, 2016
Film Screening and Discussion

 

Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Factsheet | January 10, 2017
Over the course of the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump expressed hostility to human rights norms and called into question whether the United States should continue to promote its values abroad...
Factsheet | December 12, 2016
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2016 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009. The act...
Factsheet | November 30, 2016
As government leaders and lawmakers debate immigration policy reforms, one essential—and often misrepresented—piece of information is the extent to which individuals in immigration removal...
Factsheet | November 16, 2016
THE U.S. ASYLUM SYSTEM is facing a growing crisis. Over the last four years, the backlog of asylum applications pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Asylum Division has...

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