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August 13, 2013 On Thursday, the Obama Administration agreed to start resettling up to 2,000 Syrian refugees. With no end in sight to the war in Syria, and roughly two million people having fled to neighboring...
August 01, 2013 New York City – As accused NSA-leaker Edward Snowden reportedly leaves the Moscow airport under an agreement with Russian authorities, Human Rights First cautions that how the United States acts...
July 17, 2013 Washington, DC –Human Rights First urges members of Congress at today’s House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on National Securityhearing on “Border Security Oversight, Part III: Examining...
July 12, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, as Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announces her resignation, Human Rights First urges her to complete several outstanding steps to protect refugees...
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...

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May 5, 2019

Once a year, World Refugee Day honors refugees and asylum seekers.

Yet every single day, we are inspired by the courage and resilience of those who fled danger, risking everything in hopes of building a better life for themselves and their families.

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th, for a reception celebrating our clients, honoring the work of our pro bono and community partners, and recommitting to shaping a brighter future for those seeking safety from harm.

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Resources

Letter | August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020 Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)...
Factsheet | July 29, 2020
Asserting specious public health justifications, a sweeping new rule proposed by the Trump administration on July 9, 2020 would expand and make permanent the administration’s illegal, discriminatory...
Factsheet | July 23, 2020
Caution: Before departing to seek asylum abroad, you should try to speak with an attorney that specializes in refugee and immigration law in the country you’re hoping to go to, so that you...
Report | July 15, 2020
One year ago, on July 16, 2019, the Trump administration issued a rule barring asylum for virtually all refugees who travel through another country on their way to seek protection at the southern...

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