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April 26, 2016 While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently took steps to pull New Jersey out of the U.S. resettlement program, many other Americans are welcoming refugees. Utah is a prime example. A tech...
April 25, 2016 Today President Obama called for inclusion, tolerance, and the strengthening of the transatlantic alliance in a speech in Germany. He’s there to meet with Western European leaders and attend the...
April 22, 2016 This week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that New Jersey state agencies will no longer participate in the federal government’s resettlement program. More than half of the nation’s...
April 22, 2016 President Obama heads to Hanover, Germany this weekend and on Monday he will meet with the leaders of Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Among the many likely issues on the agenda: the...
April 22, 2016 New York City – In light of his upcoming meetings in Germany, Human Rights First today called on President Obama to promote the protection of refugees and to offer support to the German...
April 20, 2016 Last week a former guard at the Berks County Family Detention Center pled guilty to charges of institutional sexual assault against a 19-year-old asylum-seeking mother who was detained at the...
April 20, 2016 Last week one of Human Rights First’s senior researchers was in Turkey, meeting with human rights defenders in Gaziantep, near the Syria border. Again and again he heard reports that the border was...

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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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Letter | June 23, 2016
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES ON AMERICA’S COMMITMENT TO REFUGEES The world today is gripped by the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Some sixty million people - half of them children - have fled...
Factsheet | June 16, 2016
Download Fact Sheet Two years ago on June 20, 2014—on World Refugee Day, ironically—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to significantly increase its capacity to detain...
Transcription | June 15, 2016
As Prepared for Delivery Fried Frank LLP, Washington, D.C. Tuesday, June 14, 2016   Good afternoon.  Thank you so much, Eleanor, for that kind introduction.  I’ve been...
Report | April 19, 2016
In the Balance Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems Download the Report Executive Summary As the world faces the greatest refugee crisis since World...

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