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June 11, 2018
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned the decision issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which aims to block many domestic violence survivors from asylum in the United States. In...
June 07, 2018
Managing Attorney (LA)
Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised a letter sent by Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Sylvester Turner of Houston, Jonathan Rothschild of ...
June 07, 2018
Managing Attorney (Houston)
Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised a letter sent by Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Sylvester Turner of Houston, Jonathan Rothschild of ...
June 01, 2018
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s report submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense on civilian casualties, Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion issued the following statement: "The...
May 25, 2018
Managing Attorney (Houston)
Houston, TX—Human Rights First today announced that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to increase the organization's legal representation for asylum seekers in the...
May 25, 2018
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—In response to the nomination of Ronald Mortensen to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, the senior-most American diplomat representing...

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