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August 24, 2015
Top News Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they...
August 22, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First today praised a federal court ruling that dealt another blow to the Obama Administration’s flawed policy of holding children and their mothers in immigration...
August 20, 2015
Call featuring:  Olga Byrne, Senior Associate, Human Rights First Daniela, asylum seeker from Latin America formerly detained at Berks with her child Dr. Benard Dreyer, President-Elect...
August 19, 2015
New York City—In a report released today, Human Rights First found that children and their parents detained at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport,...
August 10, 2015
Top News IMMIGRATION DETENTION The U.S. government issued a response Friday to the federal court ruling that orders an end to the Obama Administration’s policy of holding children and their...
August 07, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First today said that the government’s response to the federal court ruling that orders an end to the Obama Administration’s policy of holding children and their...
August 03, 2015
By Holly Fuhrman Family detention might finally be coming to an end. A federal judge ruled that the government’s detention of children and their mothers seeking protection in the United States...

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The current surge of migrants crossing the southern U.S. border reflects a sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied minors, children crossing with one or both parents, and adults seeking asylum who are detained in “expedited removal” processing. The overwhelming majority of these people are from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, with many fleeing rising violence and instability in their home countries. Please join Human Rights First a for a discussion with leading experts about the current state of the influx at the border, analysis of current proposals in response, and recommendations for more effective policies.

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Report | August 19, 2015
“We are not delinquents who should be imprisoned.” – Eleven-year-old girl on her detention at Berks County Residential Center Summary and Recommendations The Berks County Residential Center...
Opinions | August 14, 2015
This is cross-posted from The Austin American-Statesman By Luis H. Zayas and Aimee Miller – Special to the American-Statesman Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 | Filed in: Opinion The names in this...
Factsheet | August 06, 2015
All last week, a Human Rights First attorney and social worker visited the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where they provided legal and psychosocial assistance to families....
Factsheet | July 31, 2015
Last week the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the federal government violated a settlement agreement by detaining children in family detention centers with their...

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