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March 09, 2017
Senior Counsel, National Security
Washington, D.C.—In response to comments made today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he supports sending terrorism suspects to Guantanamo Bay and the military commissions proceedings against 9/...
March 07, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes to publicly express her concerns regarding bias-motivated violence in the...
March 06, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned President Trump’s executive order signed today suspending the refugee resettlement program, and banning the issuance of new visas and entry to...
March 03, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern over reports that no senior State Department official, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, will participate in ...
February 28, 2017
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Following President Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: "President Trump's remarks on...
February 28, 2017
Advocacy Counsel, National Security (Joffe Fellow)
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised comments made by Senator Dan Coats, nominee for director of national intelligence, in which he acknowledged the illegality of torture. Senator...