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Featured Press Release | August 13, 2017
New York City--Human Rights First today strongly condemns the hateful gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and urges President Trump to speak out clearly and forcefully...
July 26, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the House Judiciary Committee to reject the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act when it marks up the legislation today. The bill would...
July 25, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda's statement that he intends to veto two pieces of legislation that would bring Poland's judiciary under the...
July 25, 2017
Washington, D.C.—As the House Foreign Affairs Committee considers issued related to the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), former director of the National Counterterrorism...
July 21, 2017
Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that the Trump Administration has brought al Qaeda terror suspect Ali Charaf Damache to the United States to be tried in federal court, rather...
July 20, 2017
New York City—Human Rights First today said that any action taken by the Trump Administration to force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while awaiting removal hearings is a violation of...
July 20, 2017
New York City—Human Rights First today released an analysis that includes new statistics documenting the rise in criminal prosecution of asylum seekers and migrants under the Trump...
July 20, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Human Trafficking Accountability Act, introduced by Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Ann Wagner (R-MO), that would...
July 19, 2017
New York City—Human Rights First today expressed concern over the approval of a new counterterrorism bill by the French Senate. The legislation enshrines into law measures that violate civil...
July 19, 2017
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Supreme Court decision on the Trump Administration’s travel ban, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following statement: “We welcome the Supreme...
July 18, 2017
New York City—Human Rights First today released a new report assessing the dangers facing refugees in Mexico in the wake of proposals from the Trump Administration and Congress to block refugees...

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