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Immigration Detention

We press the U.S. government to end harmful immigration detention policies.

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April 10, 2017 President Trump’s so-called Muslim ban, in both iterations, has received widespread attention. Meanwhile, aside from its call for a border wall, his January 25 executive order on Border Security and...
April 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today cautiously welcomed statements made by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly during Senate hearing confirming that the agency will...
March 20, 2017 Top Items Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings Confirmation hearings begin today in the Senate for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin...
March 13, 2017 By Robyn Barnard and Natasha Arnpriester Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly said he “would do almost anything to deter the people from Central...
February 28, 2017 New York City—As the Trump Administration begins to implement the president’s executive order on immigration enforcement along the southern border, Human Rights First today released a report...
February 23, 2017 This blog is cross posted with The Huffington Post Over the last ten years, funding for immigration courts has remained largely stagnant, even as funding for enforcement expanded. Previous...
February 21, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First expressed its opposition to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum implementing President Trump’s January 25 executive order on immigration enforcement...

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July 7, 2016

On August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the impact of expedited removal and detention policies on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as recommended reforms. With President Obama set to host a Leaders’ Summit in September to address the global refugee crisis, participants will identify ways that the United States can lead by example in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers who request protection at U.S. airports and borders.

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Factsheet | February 22, 2017
On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued two executive orders addressing U.S. immigration policies, entitled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Enhancing Public Safety...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...
Issue Brief | November 17, 2016
Download In October 2016 Human Rights First visited the Essex County Correctional Facility, Hudson County Correctional Facility, and Elizabeth Detention Center, the three principal facilities used...
Amicus Brief | October 24, 2016
Read and Download In The Supreme Court of the United States _________ DAVID JENNINGS, et al.,   v. ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ, et al.,   ________ On Petition for a...

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