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Syrian Refugees

The United States should lead a global effort to protect Syrian refugee families fleeing conflict and terrorism.

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July 19, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Supreme Court decision on the Trump Administration’s travel ban, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following statement: “We welcome the Supreme...
July 12, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that the Trump Administration’s decision to slam the door on tens of thousands of vulnerable individuals is a shameful abdication of America’s...
June 29, 2017 New York City—In response to reported consular visa guidance set forth by the Trump Administration today following the Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued this...
June 28, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today urged the Trump Administration to make clear that refugees who are already being processed for U.S. resettlement have a bona fide relationship with U.S....
June 28, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject legislation that would essentially codify President Trump’s executive order targeting refugees fleeing violence and...
June 28, 2017 By Saadia Khan and Emma Bernstein Saadia: As a practicing Muslim born and raised in the United States, I fast during the holy month of Ramadan every year. Muslims across the world abstain...
June 26, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on two crucial cases that test the United States’ commitment to refugees, Human Rights First released the following statements: On the...

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June 6, 2017

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. On Monday, June 19th, the day before World Refugee Day, Veterans for American Ideals 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 | 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 | 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 | February 22, 2017
LGBT Refugees and President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order   President Trump’s Executive Order President Trump’s January 27th executive order sought to: Halt...