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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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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 | January 25, 2022
The backlogs and delays at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Office and the immigration courts have reached new record highs, as long-standing challenges and pandemic-...
Factsheet | January 21, 2022
President Biden’s February 2, 2021 Executive Order 14011 (“Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families”) created an Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of...
Testimony | January 19, 2022
Statement for the Record of Human Rights First  U.S. House, Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship “For the Rule of Law, An Independent Immigration Court...
Factsheet | January 13, 2022
One year after President Biden took office, his administration has taken steps to end some Trump administration policies that blocked refugees from asylum but has failed to take critical steps to end...

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