Testimony

U.S. policies and practices subjecting LGBTQ asylum seekers to human rights violations, arbitrary detention in often life-threatening conditions, and denials of and delays in refugee protection

Submission of Human Rights First to the United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender…

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Ensuring Safety and Support for Human Rights Defenders of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Other Migrants Targeted by Illegal Pushback Policies, Extremist Attacks, and Harassment by Government Officials

Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human…

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Meeting International Obligations to Welcome and Protect Refugees

Testimony of Kennji Kizuka

Associate Director of Research and Analysis for Refugee Protection, Human Rights First

Tom Lantos Human…

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Restoring and Extending Protections in the United States for Displaced Persons Impacted by Climate Change

Submission by Human Rights First to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection…

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Domestic Extremism in America: Examining White Supremacist Violence in the Wake of Recent Attacks

Elizabeth Yates, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Antisemitism Human Rights First

Before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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“I’m a Prisoner Here”: Biden Administration Policies Lock Up Asylum Seekers

Today, the United States operates the world’s largest immigration detention system—a system the Biden administration uses to jail people seeking refugee protection. While this administration…

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Examining Title 42 and the Need to Restore Asylum at the Border

Testimony of Kennji Kizuka

Associate Director of Research and Analysis for Refugee Protection, Human Rights First
U.S. House, Committee on…

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Helping Veterans Thrive: The Importance of Peer Support in Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism

Chairman Takano, Ranking Member Bost, and members of the committee: thank you for the opportunity to appear here today to discuss an urgent threat facing…

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