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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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Factsheet | November 09, 2018
The Trump Administration’s November 9, 2018 order bars refugees who have not entered the United States at an official border crossing point from receiving asylum in the United States. This move...
Blueprint | November 09, 2018
As men, women and children flee violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the Trump Administration has launched a barrage of punitive and threatening actions aimed at those seeking protection...
Factsheet | November 01, 2018
President Trump has repeatedly falsely asserted that the United States can turn away asylum seekers who have crossed through Mexico without seeking asylum there first—even though there is no legal...
Factsheet | October 30, 2018
The Flores Settlement Agreement is a court settlement, in place for over two decades, that has set limits on the length of time and conditions under which children can be incarcerated in immigration...

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