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November 14, 2016 Top Items 2016 Election This year’s divisive campaign season was filled with troubling rhetoric and policy proposals that are out of step with the United States’ long history of being a...
October 05, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Last week refugees from across the country convened in Washington to share their stories of survival and determination. As part of the annual Refugee Congress, refugee...
September 26, 2016 Top Items Global Refugee Crisis On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Immigration and National Interest Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the administration’s FY2017 refugee...
September 20, 2016 By Joe Jenkins After 20 years of service in the United States Marines, Gunnery Sergeant Emir Hadzic quietly took off his uniform, packed his bags, and prepared to live life as a civilian. But...
September 19, 2016 Top Items United Nations Tomorrow President Obama will give his eighth and final presidential address to the United Nations General Assembly. The speech will likely focus on the refugee crisis...
September 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In a letter sent today to members of Congress, Major General Michael R. Lehnert, first commanding officer at Guantanamo Bay, urged legislators to reject a bill this week that would...
September 08, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration for completing the initial Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearings for each detainee currently held at Guantanamo Bay and urges...

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October 10, 2016
Film Screening and Discussion

 

Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...
Factsheet | April 17, 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...
Factsheet | April 12, 2018
U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis and the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created for Iraqis who were employed in Iraq by or on behalf of the...
Issue Brief | February 01, 2018
When terrorism suspects are captured or arrested, it is important for the United States to learn all that it can from these individuals to prevent future attacks and gain knowledge about terrorist...