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December 15, 2014
Last week the United States pledged to lead in resettling Syrian refugees, with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne Richard describing how the flow of...
December 09, 2014
Washington, DC – Today and tomorrow, Human Rights First convenes its third annual Human Rights Summit, bringing together human rights defenders, U.S. policymakers, military leaders, and business...
November 24, 2014
Top News Defense Secretary Hagel Resigns Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will resign today. According to a senior defense source quoted by the Associated Press, Secretary Hagel and President...
November 21, 2014
New York City - In the wake of President Obama’s announcement of executive actions to defer deportation of up to 5 million immigrants, Human Rights First called on the administration to take...
November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s announcement tonight that he would take steps through executive action to defer deportation and provide work permission for up to 5 million...
November 20, 2014
New York City – As President Obama announces a series of executive actions on immigration tonight, Human Rights First urges the administration to right its course on treatment of asylum seekers and...
November 19, 2014
About 13.6 million Syrians and Iraqis have been displaced by war, violence, and persecution. Nearly four million of those have escaped to neighboring countries. Two million have left...

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Factsheet | April 24, 2015
Thousands 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...
Factsheet | March 02, 2015
Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. The U.S. asylum system has protected thousands of refugees from returning to places where they would face political, religious, or other...
Testimony | February 11, 2015
Download the Testimony American Values and Refugee Protection Commitments  Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Reflecting this country’s deep-seated commitment to liberty...

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