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November 06, 2013 New York City – As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Amman, Jordan to discuss a range of bilateral issues, Human Rights First urges him to speak publicly about the Syrian refugee crisis and...
October 31, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First calls on the U.S. Treasury Department to investigate reports of sanctions-busting by Russian banks that are enabling the regime of Syria’s Bashir al-Assad....
October 30, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for their continued campaign to stop the Pentagon from purchasing arms from Russian arms...
October 17, 2013 An article in today’s Wall Street Journal gives an incomplete picture of the asylum and immigration systems along the U.S. southern border and misses the mark by likening a request for asylum to “...
September 30, 2013 Geneva – Human Rights First welcomes today’s statement by Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns at a U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) meeting in Geneva to address the needs of Syrian...
September 27, 2013 Next week in Geneva, foreign ministers will convene to discuss ways to support Syria’s neighbors as they host hundreds of thousands of refugees. The United States has contributed significant...
September 26, 2013 In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday, President Obama advocated a broad effort to end the Syrian conflict by renewing peace negotiations.  Such a plan must target those who are...

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August 8, 2018

Presented by Veterans for American Ideals, Human Rights First, and Global Center for Refugee Education and Science (GCRES)

The ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Although no longer making the front pages, the situation is evolving in newsworthy ways. Two years ago, the European Union and Turkey made a controversial deal aimed at addressing the influx of refugees. In that two years, fundamental aspects of the crisis have changed.

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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 | August 20, 2018
During the first ten months of Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018), the United States resettled 18,214 refugees, an almost 70% decrease from the 50,479 refugees settled during the...
Factsheet | September 21, 2017
Recent reports indicate that the Trump Administration plans to admit an all-time low number of refugees in the coming fiscal year. Furthermore, the White House is justifying this stunning abdication...
Factsheet | June 12, 2017
Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, 143 days ago, the number of refugees resettled to the United States has fallen by 61 percent when compared to the 143 days prior to the...

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