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July 23, 2013
Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino testified before Congress on July 24, 2013 and detailed a plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. Massimino’s testimony before...
June 12, 2013
In a statement submitted today to both the Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and the Subcommittee on European...
May 19, 2013
In a statement submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its hearing on “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values,” Human Rights First urged Congress to seize the opportunity to...
March 18, 2013
In a statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, which convenes a hearing on immigration detention, Human Rights First urged Congress to facilitate a transformation of U.S. immigration...
March 13, 2013
In a statement submitted to the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Human Rights First urged Congress to facilitate a transformation of U.S....
February 26, 2013
Testimony by Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino before Congress details practical steps the U.S. government can take to effectively combat the problem of global antisemitism....
February 12, 2013
In a statement submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to seize the opportunity to renew America’s promise to refugees. Her statement urges...
February 04, 2013
In a statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer reminded Congress that part of immigration reform must address a key U.S. interest: protection for of...
October 18, 2012
In a Human Rights First testimony before the U.S. Helsinki Commission, Human Rights First’s Meg Roggensack detailed the broad scope of online safety challenges posed by repressive regimes and the...
September 27, 2012
A Joint Statement by Human Rights First and the Muslim Public Affairs Council Hate speech against Muslims must be taken seriously. Hate speech that intends to degrade, intimidate or incite...

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