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April 20, 2016 Last week a former guard at the Berks County Family Detention Center pled guilty to charges of institutional sexual assault against a 19-year-old asylum-seeking mother who was detained at the...
April 20, 2016 Last week one of Human Rights First’s senior researchers was in Turkey, meeting with human rights defenders in Gaziantep, near the Syria border. Again and again he heard reports that the border was...
April 19, 2016 New York City – Human Rights First today released a new report detailing how chronic underfunding, hiring challenges, and shifting enforcement strategies have led to alarming backlogs in the U.S....
April 18, 2016 Top News Obama in Saudi Arabia This week President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including the heads of state from Bahrain, Kuwait,...
Washington Post | April 18, 2016
New York Times | April 13, 2016

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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 20, 2017
Resettling and assisting refugees benefits U.S. national security. Refugees are already very rigorously vetted. Accepting Refugees Helps the United States and Enhances National Security....
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...

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