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May 01, 2015
This morning I spoke to the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. I praised NYC’s municipal identification program (IDNYC), which helps many New Yorkers receive much needed proof of...
April 29, 2015
Following the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this month, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt called on the international community to...
April 28, 2015
On Friday, an editorial in the Houston Chronicle urged for “more funding for our immigration court system,” pointing out that “the underfunding of adjudication has more than doubled the average...
April 27, 2015
Top News State Department Country Reports Early this week, the U.S. State Department is expected to release its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports are released and...
April 23, 2015
New York City – Following today’s meeting of European Union Leaders in Brussels to discuss a coordinated response to the migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, Human Rights First urged...
April 21, 2015
Washington, D.C.—As Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas this morning, Human Rights First urges him to address how the Obama Administration can better...
April 20, 2015
Top News Refugee Protection On Tuesday at 10:05 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks during the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of...

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June 6, 2015

IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION

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Your dedication to our clients is inspirational and we would like to celebrate your hard work.

Resources

Report | June 15, 2015
Executive Summary On June 20, 2014—ironically, on World Refugee Day—the Obama administration announced its strategy for addressing the increase in families and children seeking protection at the U...
Testimony | May 01, 2015
Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Immigration Regarding Oversight: Implementation of IDNYC - New York City's Municipal Identification Program May 1, 2015 My name...
Factsheet | April 24, 2015
Hundreds of the mothers and children who fled persecution and violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will spend this Mother’s Day in U.S. immigration detention.  The Obama...
Impact Study | March 27, 2015
Few voters in targeted congressional districts and in both New Hampshire and South Carolina believe the country’s asylum and refugee system is “working well” as it is, instead, voters view the system...

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