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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...
February 12, 2013
At its best, the United States has been a beacon for refugees fleeing persecution. Tonight, President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation with his State of Union speech, and Senator...
February 11, 2013
Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...
February 08, 2013
Washington, DC – Today Human Rights First released a sign-on letter with 162 signatories including the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations to President Obama and...
February 05, 2013
Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer reminded Congress that part of immigration reform must address a key...
January 29, 2013
New York, NY – Today, President Obama outlined his vision for comprehensive immigration reform and called on Congress to work to pass such legislation.  Human Rights First praises President...
January 28, 2013
New York, NY – Today, President Obama outlined his vision for comprehensive immigration reform and called on Congress to work to pass such legislation.  Human Rights First praises President...

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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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