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Letter | April 15, 2021
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Dear Attorney General Garland and Secretary Mayorkas: In the wake of recent reports that the Biden administration is considering systemic asylum reforms, we write to urge steps to create a...
Report | April 09, 2021
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The Biden Administration has inherited a large and growing backlog of asylum claims. As of September 2020, more than 386,000 applications were awaiting adjudication by the Asylum Division of U.S....
Factsheet | April 06, 2021
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The United States is capable of welcoming with dignity children, families, and adults seeking protection at the U.S.-Mexico border. The challenges at the border today can be met through measures,...
Letter | March 30, 2021
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Dear President Biden, The United States led efforts to draft the Refugee Convention in the wake of World War II and, in the Refugee Act of 1980, enshrined into law its commitment to protect people...
| March 26, 2021
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Testimony | March 24, 2021
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In the hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Human Rights First President and CEO Michael Breen took stock of the targeted human rights...
Letter | March 12, 2021
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Dear Secretaries Mayorkas and Blinken: Our faith-based, humanitarian, legal services, immigration, and human rights organizations and law school clinics welcome the administration’s initial steps...
| March 08, 2021
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Are you a human rights defender with a problem that might demand a high-technology solution? Send us a note and let’s start a discussion about a potential collaboration. Digital surveillance and...