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June 21, 2012 This week at a Capitol Hill reception to mark World Refugee Day, Members of Congress and others paid tribute to the late Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ), who championed the protection of refugees...
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...

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August 8, 2021
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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

Factsheet | December 08, 2021
Across the country, non-profit legal services organizations and individual attorneys have received alarming recent reports of asylum seekers from Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and...
Letter | December 01, 2021
Dear Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, Chargé d'Affaires Moeling, and Ambassador Rice:  We write to express deep concerns about reports that the Biden administration has...
Factsheet | November 30, 2021
The Biden administration is taking steps to restart the Trump administration “Remain in Mexico” policy, officially dubbed the “Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” an illegal and deadly program that...
Letter | November 17, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Director Jaddou, We, the 75 undersigned organizations, write to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to eliminate - rather than continue to embrace - the...

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