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June 20, 2016 By Elise Adams TED Ed recently published an informational video explaining what it means to be a refugee in today’s world. The United Nations 1951 convention officially defined the term...
June 20, 2016 Washington, D.C. - In honor of World Refugee Day, 28 of the nation's most prominent national security leaders, retired military leaders, and former government officials today...
June 17, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In honor of World Refugee Day, and ahead of the two-year anniversary of the Obama Administration’s family detention policy, Human Rights First today renewed its calls for the Obama...
June 16, 2016 This coming week, in honor of World Refugee Day, Human Rights First will hold a series of events to celebrate the lives of refugees and the inspiring dedication of those that are committed to helping...
June 13, 2016 Top News Ukraine Pride After the deadliest mass shooting attack in U.S. history targeted LGBT men and women at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, claiming 50 lives and critically injuring dozens...
June 10, 2016 By Manya-Jean Gitter This week several state legislators decided to take action in support of refugees. Despite negative campaign rhetoric and misinformation, national security leaders have...

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July 7, 2016

On August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the impact of expedited removal and detention policies on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as recommended reforms. With President Obama set to host a Leaders’ Summit in September to address the global refugee crisis, participants will identify ways that the United States can lead by example in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers who request protection at U.S. airports and borders.

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Letter | July 29, 2016
Download PDF July 29, 2016 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: U.S. human rights leadership and outcome document for UN High...
Report | July 25, 2016
Download Full Report Lifeline on Lockdown: Increased U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly...
Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We fight for asylum seekers—and against the detention of families and children In 2014-15, tens of thousands of people—many of them children—fled brutal gang and domestic violence in Central...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Read More and Download The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2016 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies...

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