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May 14, 2013
Last week members of the Senate Judiciary Committee filed potential amendments to the bipartisan immigration bill (S. 744) negotiated by the “Gang of 8” – Senators Michael Bennet, Richard Durbin,...
April 23, 2013
Washington, D.C. – During today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on border security and immigration modernization, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano set the...
April 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced earlier today could help thousands of refugees, according to Human Rights First. The bill includes key provisions to...
March 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2013, legislation the group notes would repair many of the most severe problems in the U.S....
March 20, 2013
Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its hearing on “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values,” Human Rights First...
February 13, 2013
Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to seize the opportunity to renew America’s promise...
February 12, 2013
Washington, DC - Tonight, in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino issued the following statement: “President Obama hit the nail on...

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Report | June 25, 2014
Over the last few months, national attention has focused on the increase in Central American migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley after crossing the southern border. These migrants,...
Infographic | June 05, 2014
An overview of the U.S. asylum system. Download
Testimony | February 11, 2014
Testimony of Human Rights First's Eleanor Acer On "Asylum Fraud: Abusing America's Compassion?" Submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and...
Letter | June 03, 2013
The Association of Pro Bono Counsel urges the Senate enhance the ability of immigrants to access pro bono legal services as part of immigration reform. Download

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