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October 31, 2016 New York City—Human Rights First, along with 230 organizations, today wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson expressing serious concerns over recent...
October 31, 2016 Top Items Immigration Detention Human Rights First and 229 partner organizations today called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to take immediate steps to...
October 28, 2016 Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials expect the number of people in immigration detention to reach a historic high in the coming...
October 27, 2016 As part of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we are recognizing individuals with outstanding dedication to pro bono service as Pro Bono Stars. Today we highlight Molly...
October 27, 2016 As part of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we are recognizing individuals with outstanding dedication to pro bono service as Pro Bono Stars. Today we highlight Christopher...
October 25, 2016 As part of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we are recognizing individuals with outstanding dedication to pro bono service as Pro Bono Stars. Today we highlight Elizabeth Leavy...
October 25, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First along with Patterson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler LLP filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Jennings v. Rodriguez, arguing that U.S....

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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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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...
Letter | October 13, 2016
Download PDF October 13, 2016   The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear Mr. President: Right now, in...
Testimony | September 30, 2016
Download Over the last year Human Rights First has issued several reports on this country’s escalating detention of asylum seekers. As detailed in those reports, Human Rights First has found that...

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