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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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January 20, 2017 Governor Nikki Haley, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, expressed concern for refugees during her Senate confirmation hearing this Wednesday, noting the dangers...
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 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...
December 28, 2016 When I retired from the Marine Corps, like all of my friends who served, I reflected on my experience and wondered if I could find something as meaningful and important. I often revisited the words...
December 09, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Last week Human Rights First hosted the first-ever Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) Leader Convening, bringing together a nonpartisan group of 30 veterans from across the nation...
December 05, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Just days before the nation celebrated Thanksgiving, an AP photographer snapped a picture of Kris Kobach’s proposed Homeland Security...

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October 10, 2016

 

Veterans for American Ideals, in partnership with the LBJ Washington Center, 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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Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...
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...
Letter | October 13, 2016
Download PDF October 13, 2016   The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear Mr. President: Right now, in...
Testimony | September 30, 2016
Download Over the last year Human Rights First has issued several reports on this country’s escalating detention of asylum seekers. As detailed in those reports, Human Rights First has found that...