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May 25, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to the nomination of Ronald Mortensen to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, the senior-most American diplomat representing...
May 17, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s attempts to violate U.S. refugee protection commitments and law by pushing Mexican officials to agree to designate the...
May 04, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned a recent announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declaring that it will no longer exempt classes or groups of...
April 30, 2018 San Ysidro, California—More than a day after members of the refugee caravan patiently gathered at the San Ysidro port of entry, the Trump Administration has finally begun to process requests for...
April 30, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) joined the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program’s amicus...
April 30, 2018 San Ysidro, California—Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to end its attempts to hinder members of the refugee caravan from seeking protection in the United States, and begin...
April 26, 2018 Los Angeles, California—As a caravan of Central American refugees and migrants makes its way to the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First today announced that it will partner with law firms to...

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August 8, 2018
Presented by Human Rights First and the International Refugee Assistance Project

U.S. Leadership and the Global Refugee Crisis

The United States has historically been a global leader in protecting refugees and promoting their rights. As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, it is critical that the United States lead in addressing this issue by protecting and supporting refugees abroad and at home, and encouraging and persuading other nations to do so as well.

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Letter | September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018   Dear Members of Congress, We represent more than two hundred thousand veterans from every branch of the United States military and every American conflict since...
Factsheet | September 19, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act of...
Blueprint | September 10, 2018
Historically, the United States has been a global leader in protecting vulnerable refugees fleeing persecution. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have recognized the moral and...
Factsheet | September 05, 2018
When a person seeking protection enters the United States, they are often placed in immigration detention—a costly, largely unnecessary move that negatively impacts an individual’s physical and...

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