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March 30, 2015 By Erica Qualliotine An estimated 10 million people in the world are stateless. One third are children. When people do not legally exist, they are far more susceptible to trafficking, forced...
March 27, 2015 Immigration reform is one of the most debated issues in today’s political climate. And as the 2016 election cycle kicks into gear, politicians on both sides of the aisle seem unlikely to find a lot...
March 16, 2015 Top News WAR AUTHORIZATION On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will appear before the House Armed Services Committee to...
March 13, 2015 New York City – As this week marks the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to champion protection, aid, and resettlement of Syrian...
March 09, 2015 Last week Vice President Joe Biden travelled to Central America to meet with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras and the president of the Inter-American Development Bank. The...
March 08, 2015 For International Women’s Day, we are honored to share the story of a brave woman who received asylum after enduring horrific violence in Honduras and immigration detention in Texas. Lisa’s life...
March 04, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said the Michael Davis Jr., in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 1148) would undermine the United States’ commitment to refugee...

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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 | July 29, 2020
Asserting specious public health justifications, a sweeping new rule proposed by the Trump administration on July 9, 2020 would expand and make permanent the administration’s illegal, discriminatory...
Factsheet | July 23, 2020
Caution: Before departing to seek asylum abroad, you should try to speak with an attorney that specializes in refugee and immigration law in the country you’re hoping to go to, so that you...
Report | July 15, 2020
One year ago, on July 16, 2019, the Trump administration issued a rule barring asylum for virtually all refugees who travel through another country on their way to seek protection at the southern...
Letter | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 RE: EOIR Docket No. 18-0002, Proposed Rulemaking: Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal; Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Review Dear Attorney General Barr, Director...

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