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May 18, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights first today, along with 25 leading human rights, refugee resettlement, and faith organizations, called on the House Judiciary Committee to reject the Michael...
May 08, 2017 The BBC reports that organ trafficking is a flourishing business in Lebanon as desperate Syrian refugees sell parts of their bodies to try to survive. One Syrian boy—whose father and...
April 14, 2017 Two weeks ago, a federal judge upgraded his temporary restraining order to a preliminary injunction, indefinitely blocking sections two and six of President Trump’s revised executive...
April 13, 2017 New York City—Following this week's release of a four-page declassified analysis of the recent chemical attack in Syria, Human Rights First called on the Trump Administration to...
April 10, 2017 Top Items United States Responds with Force to Crisis in Syria Following U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Thursday evening, many questions remain about President Trump's...
April 07, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned the Syrian government’s use of chemical gas that killed over 70 civilians this week and urges the U.S. government to work with the...
March 21, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In advance of tomorrow's meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and senior officials from the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, Human Rights First calls on the...

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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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