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May 27, 2016 In response to the Department of State’s Request for Public Comment on its Fiscal Year 2017 refugee resettlement program, Human Rights First has urged the government to resettle 100,000 Syrian...
May 26, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First urges members of the Senate to vote in favor of an amendment introduced today to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would continue the Afghan...
May 23, 2016 Top News Guantanamo On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform National Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing examining the remaining detainees at the U.S. detention...
May 20, 2016 At the World Humanitarian Summit on Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24, nations, humanitarian organizations, and civil society actors will identify ways to better address the global refugee crisis and...
May 20, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the Senate to reject provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would undermine the United States’ ability...
May 20, 2016 Amnesty International released a poll today documenting people’s attitudes in 27 different countries towards welcoming refugees. Encouragingly, the vast majority want their countries to accept...
May 19, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to abandon its policy of detaining families in light of a new motion to enforce filed against the government today. The motion...

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June 6, 2016

 

Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, will host an event in honor of World Refugee Day to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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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...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Download The Refugee Protection Act of 2016 Why is the Refugee Act of 2016 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Download The Refugee Protection Act of 2016 Why is the Refugee Act of 2016 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This...

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