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August 02, 2016
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. — President Obama’s remarks today during a press conference that followed an official meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed the opportunity...
July 25, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the increase in asylum seekers held in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the failure of the Obama Administration...
July 21, 2016
Equal Justice Works Fellow
New York City—As the backlog at U.S. immigration courts tops half a million cases, Human Rights First renews its calls for Congress to adequately fund, and for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to...
July 21, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded members of Congress for urging Moldovan lawmakers to reject a proposed bill that threatens the human...
July 15, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
New York City—Human Rights First today sends its deepest condolences to the government and people of France for the unspeakable act of violence that has claimed more than 80 lives in Nice. The...
July 14, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First urges members of Congress to support the Refugee Protection Act of 2016, a bill that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to refugees and strengthens legal...
July 12, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City— The State Department today released official resettlement data for June, indicating that 2,406 Syrian refugees arrived last month, and bringing the fiscal year total to ...
July 12, 2016
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urges members of the House of Representatives to reject the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017, as it...