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July 13, 2017
Equal Justice Works Fellow
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released an audio recording of a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent repeatedly turning away asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, a violation of U.S....
July 12, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that the Trump Administration’s decision to slam the door on tens of thousands of vulnerable individuals is a shameful abdication of America’s...
July 10, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that at least 27 people were summarily executed without trial in Chechnya this January, Human Rights First today called on the U.S. government to take...
July 07, 2017
Senior Advisor
Washington, D.C.—In advance of July 10th's expected verdict against leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Human Rights First today called on the U.S. Department of State to demand...
June 30, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged President Trump to use his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to make clear that the United States condemns Russia’s defiance of...
June 29, 2017
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the passage of legislation that would subject asylum seekers to criminal prosecutions, a violation of the Protocol Relating to the Status of...
June 29, 2017
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the House Appropriation Committee for adopting an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to repeal the 2001...
June 29, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—In response to reported consular visa guidance set forth by the Trump Administration today following the Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued this...
June 28, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the inclusion of a provision in the 2018 Senate National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would add 4,000 visas for Afghan wartime allies. “...

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