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March 23, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino will urge senators to review the record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominee for...
March 21, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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...
March 16, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
  Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals today applauded last night's ruling by Judge Derrick K. Watson that preserves the United States’ relationship with key Muslim-majority ally...
March 16, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
New York City— In response to news reports today indicating that senior White House counterterrorism advisor Sebastian Gorka is a member of the Hungarian far-right antisemitic group “Historical...
March 15, 2017
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
New York City—Today, in response to a court ruling in Hawaii that imposes a nationwide block on implementation of the Trump Administration’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement...
March 15, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed deep concern over the Department of State’s designation of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) as one of two organizations joining...
March 15, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded the bipartisan effort of Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to protect Afghan allies...
March 13, 2017
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First, along with a bipartisan group of 167 members of Congress and 12 supporting organizations, urged President Trump to prioritize the ...
March 10, 2017
Washington, DC – A group of more than 100 former U.S. government officials today wrote to President Trump to express concern over the March 6 executive order halting refugee resettlement and...
March 09, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over news that the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan has ceased scheduling interviews for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program....

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