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September 15, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari  In early 2011, Bahraini citizens took to the streets in large peaceful protests calling for democracy. Shias and Sunnis came together in the Sunni-ruled, Shia-majority...
September 14, 2015 Hungary is preparing to declare a “state of emergency” on September 15th to authorize more severe measures to repel migrants seeking shelter and refuge. Its proponents say the date will mark “a new...
August 31, 2015 Top News Saudi Arabia This Friday King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia will make his first visit to the White House since ascending the throne. President Obama and King Salman are...
August 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today said that the Bahraini authorities should immediately dismiss the case against prominent opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif. ...
August 19, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Next week will mark a year since U.S. ally United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrested two U.S. citizens - Kamal Ahmed al Darat, age 58, and his...
August 14, 2015 News that Saudi Arabia has been approved for observer status at the little-known but powerful Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is more than worrying. The decision, says Saudi press reports, “Is a...
August 07, 2015 By Jordan Dannenberg After months of negotiation, the United States and Turkey have reached an agreement to cooperatively establish an ISIL-free zone along Turkey’s border with Syria. The...

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U.S. Leadership and the Global Refugee Crisis

The United States has historically been a global leader in protecting refugees and promoting their rights. As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, it is critical that the United States lead in addressing this issue by protecting and supporting refugees abroad and at home, and encouraging and persuading other nations to do so as well.

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Factsheet | February 15, 2019
On October 2, 2018, a team of Saudi Arabian hit men are alleged to have murdered Washington Post columnist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi after luring him into Saudi Arabia’s embassy in...
Factsheet | October 03, 2018
In September 2017, the Trump Administration set a refugee admissions ceiling of 45,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the lowest in the history of our nation's resettlement program. Despite the low...
Report | September 20, 2018
This report is offered jointly by Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. Civil society leaders in Egypt are urging the U.S. government to continue to condition and...
Factsheet | September 19, 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...

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