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June 19, 2012 Washington, DC – As World Refugee Day approaches tomorrow, Human Rights First urges the administration and Congress to make key reforms to the U.S. asylum and immigration systems to better protect...
January 24, 2005 AG Ashcroft Sends Domestic Violence Case Back to Appeals Board Partial Victory — But Rodi Alvarado's Life Remains in Limbo Attorney General John Ashcroft has issued an order sending the...
October 08, 2004 By Wendy Wright and Cory Smith Published in the Washington Post on October 8, 2004 Attorney General John Ashcroft is facing a crucial decision about whether the United States will...
August 16, 2004 Attorney General Poised to Decide if US will Protect Rodi Alvarado Bipartisan Support for Woman Who Fled Horrific Domestic Violence Urge Ashcroft to Grant Asylum Attorney General John...
January 03, 2004 Briefing Deadline Approaching on Leading Gender-based Asylum Case Attorney General to rule after filing of briefs Wide range of organizations support asylum for women who flee gender-based...
May 07, 2003 Update: Refugee Women Still at Risk Urge Secretary Ridge and Attorney General Ashcroft to Refrain from Limiting Asylum for Women who Fear Gender-related Persecution; Urge Ashcroft to Rule in Favor...
February 20, 2003 Refugee Women at Risk: Proposed Justice Department Regulations would Eliminate Gender-Based Violence as a Basis for Obtaining Asylum in the U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is reportedly...

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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

Factsheet | June 17, 2021
Recent media reports and government documents indicate that the Biden administration may publish an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to create a new process for asylum cases originating at the southern...
Letter | June 15, 2021
Human Rights First’s Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants   This submission principally focuses on...
Letter | June 08, 2021
Dear Attorney General Garland and Secretary Mayorkas: As organizations that provide pro bono legal representation, assistance, and advocacy for individuals seeking asylum in the United States, we...
Letter | June 01, 2021
Human Rights First and 16 partner organizations from seven countries published a letter calling on governments to act urgently to protect Afghan locally employed civilians (LECs) of NATO member...

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