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January 17, 2017 TOP ITEMS Inauguration On Friday President-elect Donald Trump will officially take the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States. He will begin his term at a time when...
January 12, 2017 By Joe Jenkins When you think about how the United States engages in modern warfare, you probably think of vast carrier fleets, thundering tank battalions, hi-tech stealth aircraft, or elite...
January 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today urged members of the House Judiciary Committee to reject the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (H.R. 391) introduced yesterday by Congressman Jason...
January 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Following yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), nominee for Attorney General, Human Rights First said that it will hold...
January 09, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Senate to question cabinet nominees on their commitment to fundamental principles of human rights during confirmation hearings taking place this...
January 09, 2017 New York City—A group of twenty-two doctors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers last week urged the Pennsylvania Bureau of Hearings and Appeals to reject the Berks County's...
December 20, 2016 By Joe Jenkins This week’s episode of TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee takes a look at the divisive language around the Syrian refugee crisis—and the group pundits are pitting against...

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February 2, 2017

Accesst 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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Amicus Brief | March 15, 2017
Summary of Argument 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...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a revised executive order, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States.” The order imposes bans on nationals of six Muslim-...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump's Executive Order on Refugees Harms Our Iraqi Allies Recognizing the importance of protecting Iraqi allies who served alongside the U.S. Military, U.S. agencies, media, and...

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