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August 22, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Though the White House is close to meeting its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, there has been ongoing resistance from some Washington lawmakers, state...
August 22, 2016 New York City—As mothers enter the third week of a hunger strike at the Berks County family detention center, Human Rights First today released a new report examining the impact of detention on the...
August 22, 2016 Top Items Private Prisons In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First called on the...
August 18, 2016 New York City—In the wake of the announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First today called on the...
August 16, 2016 By Joe Jenklns Since 2009 the United States has honored its promise to protect Afghan interpreters and translators fighting beside American troops during wartime. The Special Immigrant Visa (...
August 16, 2016 By Rachel Buchan Around the world today, an estimated twenty-one million people have fallen prey to the criminal enterprise of human trafficking. Though victim demographics run the gamut, there is...
August 15, 2016 This blog is a cross post from The Huffington Post  Last week I visited the two immigration detention centers in south Georgia—Irwin County Detention Center and the Stewart...

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October 10, 2016
Film Screening and Discussion

 

Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Factsheet | November 30, 2016
As government leaders and lawmakers debate immigration policy reforms, one essential—and often misrepresented—piece of information is the extent to which individuals in immigration removal...
Factsheet | November 16, 2016
THE U.S. ASYLUM SYSTEM is facing a growing crisis. Over the last four years, the backlog of asylum applications pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Asylum Division has...
Amicus Brief | October 24, 2016
Read and Download In The Supreme Court of the United States _________ DAVID JENNINGS, et al.,   v. ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ, et al.,   ________ On Petition for a...
Issue Brief | October 17, 2016
Private Sponsorship of Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Guiding Principles and Recommendations October 2016 Download PDF   Acknowledgements This report was written by...

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