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February 13, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges President Barack Obama to use his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan to advance protection for refugees fleeing the unrelenting violence in Syria...
February 11, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First noted that today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing on asylum demonstrated bipartisan support for the integrity of the...
February 11, 2014 Washington, D.C.– Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer will testify before Congress today and detail recommendations for the U.S. government to protect the integrity and effectiveness of the refugee and...
February 10, 2014 Washington, D.C. –   As Republican leaders in Congress work through the party’s immigration reform priorities, ten of the nation’s most prominent Republican leaders released a ...
February 10, 2014 Award-winning program of leading human rights organization expected to serve hundreds of asylum seekers in the Houston metro area through unique partnerships with South Texas...
February 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First calls for increased U.S. engagement with Turkey on the protection of Syrians at the border following today’s reports that refugees fleeing the violence in...
February 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. – As leaders from around the globe convene in Washington this week for the annual National Prayer Breakfast hosted by the U.S. Congress and organized by The Fellowship...

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August 8, 2021
https://bit.ly/HRFsummer

Join Human Rights First and our partners in a series of panel discussions.  These virtual discussions highlight key issues and initiatives in our work to represent and protect refugees and asylum seekers; they will also honor the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951.

Resources

Letter | June 27, 2022
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders for a Report on Human Rights Defenders...
Testimony | June 24, 2022
Testimony of Kennji Kizuka   Associate Director of Research and Analysis for Refugee Protection, Human Rights First Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Congress “South Korea’s...
Letter | June 23, 2022
Submission by Human Rights First to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change...
Report | June 16, 2022
On May 23, 2022, the Title 42 policy was set to end. For more than two years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had used this Trump-era policy to block asylum at U.S. ports of entry and to...

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