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July 31, 2015
On Tuesday, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) urged the Department of Homeland Security to defend its ability to detain families in the wake of last Friday’s federal district court...
July 27, 2015
Top News KENYA During his weekend visit to Kenya, President Obama urged government officials to enhance national security by ending government corruption, engaging civil society, and enhancing...
July 25, 2015
Washington, DC -- Human Right First today praised a federal court ruling that orders an end to the Obama Administration’s flawed policy of holding children and their mothers in immigration...
July 20, 2015
Top News KENYA President Obama will travel to Kenya this week to discuss economic development and entrepreneurism. Human Rights First urges President Obama to also use the trip to address pressing...
July 16, 2015
As the plight of asylum-seeking mothers and children languishing in U.S. immigration detention comes to light, advocates and government officials are taking a closer look at the use of bond—a payment...
July 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to release from immigration detention of women and children who fled violence...
July 13, 2015
Top News Extremism in Hungary This week on Capitol Hill, the Hungarian American Institute is lobbying with a delegation that includes Hungarian Member of Parliament Gabor Seaudt, a member of...

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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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