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May 10, 2019
Director, Foreign Policy Advocacy
Washington, D.C—In advance of Monday’s White House meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration to raise the...
May 08, 2019
Staff Attorney
Los Angeles—In response to last night’s decision by the Ninth Circuit that will allow the Trump Administration to return those seeking protection to Mexico for the duration of their...
May 07, 2019
President and CEO
Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s pardoning of Michael Behenna, the former Army lieutenant convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner in his custody, Human Rights First’s...
May 02, 2019
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—In response to yesterday’s submission by the Department of Defense of its annual report on civilian casualties, Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion released the following statement...
May 01, 2019
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s request from the Trump Administration for $4.5 billion dollars for border security, including for additional troops at the border, Human Rights First’s Bishop...
April 30, 2019
Senior Advisor
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration could imminently designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued...
April 30, 2019
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—In response to last night’s memorandum from President Trump that outlines steps that would drastically undermine the asylum system, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...