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December 07, 2018 The “Refugee Stories” project was created to bring a lens to the humanity of the refugee crisis. Each refugee story and experience is different; collectively, they show the resiliency and strength of...
December 07, 2018 After several months of tireless traveling, the migrant caravan has finally reached the Southern Border. Having already faced tremendous adversity and danger, the caravan did not expect...
December 04, 2018 Washington, D.C.—O.A. v. Trump, the case challenging the Trump Administration’s asylum ban filed two weeks ago on behalf of six individuals illegally barred from seeking asylum because they entered...
November 29, 2018 President Trump’s immigration policies are far-reaching, sometimes difficult to understand, and rooted in hate. But one thing seems to unite them all: a blatant, absolute disregard for the rights,...
November 27, 2018 On November 9, 2018, the Trump Administration issued an interim final rule and presidential proclamation seeking to bar refugees from asylum if they cross the southern border "between official ports...
November 21, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to use lethal force and perform law enforcement actions, Human...
November 21, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First and the National Immigrant Justice Center filed a challenge seeking permanent relief from the Trump Administration’s asylum ban issued earlier this month. 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 | November 28, 2018
The Trump Administration is reportedly in talks with representatives of the incoming Mexican government to implement a so-called “Remain in Mexico” plan that would return asylum seekers to Mexico...
Factsheet | November 27, 2018
This year the Trump Administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees seeking protection at the southern border. From criminally prosecuting asylum...
Factsheet | November 27, 2018
“Ports of entry” along the U.S. southern border are official crossing points where U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers regulate the flow of people and goods between the United States...
Factsheet | November 09, 2018
The Trump Administration’s November 9, 2018 order bars refugees who have not entered the United States at an official border crossing point from receiving asylum in the United States. This move...

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