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April 12, 2018 New York City – In advance of Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing, Human Rights First today expressed serious concern with his prior statements and positions on...
December 12, 2017 Today, President Trump signed into law two important new provisions that will strengthen congressional oversight, transparency, and accountability for the “War on Terror.” The provisions,...
November 20, 2017 Last week Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law within ten days. The bill authorizes 3,500 Afghan...
November 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to the ongoing crackdown against the Egyptian LGBT community, Human Rights First recently called on Secretary Tillerson to condemn unequivocally the rampant abuse and to...
August 18, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today called on the United Nations Security Council to approve a resolution that would aid the Iraqi government in gathering and preserving evidence of ISIS crimes...
August 07, 2017 In a recent telephone call with Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Vice President Pence said: “The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and we call for the full and...
June 21, 2017 By Rosalind Faulkner An Iranian boy who walked 2000 miles alone to reach safety in Greece. A pregnant Syrian woman who boarded an escape raft just as her water broke, and delivered her child right...

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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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