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December 01, 2016
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that Retired Marine General James Mattis has been chosen to serve as the next secretary of defense under the Trump Administration, Human Rights First’s Raha...
November 30, 2016
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed provisions in the final version of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reauthorize the Afghan special...
November 30, 2016
Washington, D.C.— As xenophobic and hate-filled rhetoric dominates political discourse in Europe and the United States, Human Rights First and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today released a report...
November 22, 2016
Managing Attorney (NY)
New York City—Human Rights First today applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that New York will establish the nation's first emergency public/private legal defense fund to ensure all...
November 17, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First today released a report detailing high rates of immigration detention of asylum seekers in New Jersey, which finds that asylum seekers are often...
November 16, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to swiftly implement the recommendations put forth by the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers...
November 14, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed grave concern about the announcement by President-elect Donald Trump that Steve Bannon will serve as Mr. Trump's chief strategist and senior...