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February 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.– In response to President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, Human Rights First along with a coalition of leading human rights, civil rights, legal, and...
February 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed reports that the Department of Homeland Security will continue adjudicating asylum and other applications for individuals in the United States who...
February 03, 2017 (Image courtesy of Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washinginton) Thousands of faith leaders have voiced strong opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants—...
February 02, 2017 There’s a name for the child who picks on the weakest kid in hopes of getting attention. He’s a bully. Thirteen days into his presidency, to keep the spotlight on himself, Donald Trump has...
February 02, 2017 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post In issuing his executive order immediately banning refugees and hundreds of thousands of Muslim travelers from the United States,...
February 02, 2017 While the nation shook after President Donald Trump issued the executive order effectively blocking millions of immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries, military veterans in the...
February 01, 2017 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post. President Trump and his senior advisors have sought to downplay the significance of the sweeping restrictions on refugees and immigrants from...

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Access to asylum is under threat. Trump’s executive orders on immigration target refugees and asylum seekers, stripping them of access to protections and due process rights. We need Congress to step in and ensure that legitimate asylum seekers are not turned away. You are essential to this effort. Join us for advocacy trainings and meetings on the Hill with members of Congress.

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Factsheet | April 25, 2017
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2017 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009. The Act...
Amicus Brief | April 24, 2017
As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution...
Amicus Brief | April 11, 2017
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT (excerpt...) As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to...
Testimony | April 05, 2017
The United States has laws and policies designed to protect refugees from return to persecution. In the wake of World War II, the United States helped lead efforts to draft the Convention Relating to...

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