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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,...
September 09, 2015 New York City – As Secretary of State John Kerry meets with the Senate and House judiciary committees this morning to discuss the U.S. response to the growing refugee crisis in Europe,...
August 22, 2015 New York City—Human Rights First today praised a federal court ruling that dealt another blow to the Obama Administration’s flawed policy of holding children and their mothers in immigration...
August 19, 2015 New York City—In a report released today, Human Rights First found that children and their parents detained at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport,...
August 10, 2015 Last summer a surge of children and families from Central America crossed the U.S. southern border, fleeing persecution and violence. By some accounts, arrivals totaled at more than 100,000. Many had...

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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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