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May 06, 2016 The Guardian reported on a recent Pew poll that found 85 percent of Donald Trump supporters believe that refugees from Iraq and Syria are a major threat to the United States. As for the other...
May 05, 2016 Immigration detention is harmful to children. That’s the resounding consensus from healthcare professionals, social workers, immigrant advocates, and more, as we document in our report, "Family...
May 03, 2016 New York City—The State Department today released its official resettlement numbers for April, indicating that it resettled 451 Syrian refugees last month. This brings the seven-month...
May 02, 2016 Top News  Guantanamo  As the administration works toward its goal of closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it has scheduled two more Periodic Review Board...
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...

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July 7, 2016

On August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the impact of expedited removal and detention policies on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as recommended reforms. With President Obama set to host a Leaders’ Summit in September to address the global refugee crisis, participants will identify ways that the United States can lead by example in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers who request protection at U.S. airports and borders.

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Report | August 26, 2016
Download Full Report War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly called the global refugee crisis. There are more than 20 million...
Issue Brief | August 19, 2016
  Download Full Brief On August 8, 2016, 22 mothers at the Berks County Residential Center launched a hunger strike to protest their long-term detention and the harm it has inflicted on...
Letter | July 29, 2016
Download PDF July 29, 2016 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: U.S. human rights leadership and outcome document for UN High...
Report | July 25, 2016
Download Full Report War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly called the global refugee crisis. There are more than 20 million...

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