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July 10, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed statements made by former President George W. Bush following a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library. His statements join a...
June 27, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised passage of the United States Senate’s  immigration reform bill, S. 744, legislation that includes provisions to strengthen the U.S....
June 27, 2013 Survivors of genocide. Victims of torture. Women fleeing the threat of honor killings. Former political prisoners. Minorities targeted because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. A core...
June 24, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the progress made on immigration reform today when the Senate voted to end debate on Senator Leahy’s Amendment 1183, as modified to the Border...
June 21, 2013 This week as we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, we urge you to please call your Senators to let them know why you care about refugees and ask them to protect the refugee and asylum provisions of...
June 21, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for his leadership on improving accountability and transparency of  immigration detention facilities. His...
June 20, 2013 Under a 1996 law, refugees are required to apply for political asylum within one year of arriving in the United States. It’s an inefficient, wasteful, arbitrary rule that undermines the country’s...

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August 8, 2018
Presented by Human Rights First and the International Refugee Assistance Project

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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