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May 15, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First urged Congress to properly fund immigration courts, as new data released today confirms the dire need to address the backlog in immigration court dockets. The...
May 15, 2015
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Senate to support section 6(b)6 of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 995), which would prevent expedited consideration by...
May 15, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged Congress to support the passage of the Global Respect Act, a bill that would direct the State Department to report gross violations...
May 15, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today calls on President Obama to veto the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the final bill contains provisions that would increase...
May 14, 2015
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the Senate’s passage of section 912 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 ( S. 1269), a provision to...
May 14, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that President Obama’s failure to directly raise human rights reform with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders at Camp David today does not counter...
May 14, 2015
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Washington, D.C.—Today Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he plans to introduce an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reaffirm the United States'...
May 14, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that today’s appeal verdict upholding a six-month jail sentence against leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab reinforces the need for...
May 14, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that proposed reforms to the family immigration detention system by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are insufficient to address...

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