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The United States should lead a global effort to protect Syrian refugee families fleeing conflict and terrorism. The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Over…


Human Rights First Honors World Refugee Day

New York City—In honor of World Refugee Day, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer released the following statement: As we celebrate the bravery and resilience of refugees around the world, we…


How to Address the Global Refugee Crisis and Safeguard U.S. National Security

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 strategic importance of a strong…


Trump Administration Sets All-Time Low Refugee Cap

Washington, D.C.—In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement today capping the refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2019 at an all-time low of 30,000, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued…


Trump Administration Considers Drastic Cut in Refugee Resettlement

Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 25,000 for fiscal year 2019, a historic low,…


Refugee Resettlement in the First 10 Months of Fiscal Year 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…

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Treatment of Children in Family Detention Centers

“We left our homes in Central America to escape corruption, threats, and violence. We thought this country would help us, but now we are locked up in a place where…

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Administration Urged to Resume Processing Refugees as 90-Day Ban Expires

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today calls on the Trump Administration to resume processing of refugees from 11 countries that had been subjected to the president’s 90-day refugee ban, which ended…


Hungarian Migrant Champion, RBG to Receive Awards During Human Rights First Dinner Tonight

New York City – Tonight at Human Rights First’s annual awards dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the organization will honor Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki…


District Court Ruling Blocks Refugee Ban

Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First welcomes yesterday’s ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington blocking the implementation of the administration’s restrictions on admission of refugees from 11 countries…