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Stop Trump's Muslim Refugee Ban

President Trump's executive order slammed the door on refugees fleeing violence and persecution and suspended all entry to the United States from several Muslim majority countries. Not only does this executive order trample upon U.S. commitments to religious freedom, non-discrimination, and refugee protection, it makes us less safe.

Strategic Cost of the Muslim Ban

Trump’s executive order was a strategic mistake for national security. It amounts to a Muslim ban, alienating our allies and encouraging our enemies.

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December 24, 2017 Washington, D.C.-- Human Rights First welcomes yesterday's ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington blocking the implementation of the administration's...
September 25, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to cancel oral arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, Human Rights First’s Hardy Vieux issued the following statement:...
August 02, 2017 By Andrea Gillespie If the Lost Boys of Sudan were seeking safety in the United States today, they would be out of luck. In 1999, the United States signaled its leadership in refugee protection...
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...
June 02, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urges the Supreme Court to uphold the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that keeps in place an injunction blocking President Trump's executive order...

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Factsheet | April 17, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act...
Factsheet | April 12, 2018
U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis and the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created for Iraqis who were employed in Iraq by or on behalf of the...
Factsheet | July 18, 2017
Download PDF Recognizing the importance of protecting Iraqi allies who served alongside the U.S. Military, U.S. agencies, media, and non-governmental organizations, Congress passed the bipartisan...
Amicus Brief | April 11, 2017
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT (excerpt...) As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to...
Amicus Brief | March 15, 2017
Summary of Argument As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to bigotry no...