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January 28, 2013 New York, NY – Today, President Obama outlined his vision for comprehensive immigration reform and called on Congress to work to pass such legislation.  Human Rights First praises President...
January 18, 2013 Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 18, 2013 Friday, January 25, 2013, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration and coffee at 8:30 am Rutgers School of Law-Newark Register for free now! Read the agenda. Many immigrants in removal proceedings...
January 15, 2013 By Ruthie Epstein Refugee Protection Program Last Sunday the New York Times laid out the legislative prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in the 113th Congress. Nowhere...
November 15, 2012 The American Bar Association’s (ABA) new Civil Immigration Detention Standards were the topic of discussion at an event held yesterday in New York City. The event – entitled “a Dialogue on ABA Civil...
November 15, 2012 By Ruthie Epstein Human Rights First is hosting a Dialogues on Detention Series in Texas, California, Arizona, and New Orleans to convene policymakers, academics, and advocates to share knowledge...
November 07, 2012 The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) recently issued new Guidelines on International Protection for people seeking refugee status due to persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender...

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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 | June 12, 2017
Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, 143 days ago, the number of refugees resettled to the United States has fallen by 61 percent when compared to the 143 days prior to the...
Factsheet | May 23, 2017
The United States has, over decades, established rigorous, interagency procedures to vet and screen asylum seekers. Human Rights First has detailed the asylum system’s fraud and security safeguards...
Report | May 03, 2017
The U.S. government is illegally turning away asylum seekers at official land crossings all along the southern border. Border agents must refer a person seeking asylum or expressing a fear of...
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...

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