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September 24, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the president and U.S. lawmakers to heed the calls of Pope Francis and take steps to meaningfully address the global refugee crisis. In his address...
September 18, 2015
New York City - Human Rights First today praised the 2015 Statutory Enforcement Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ comprehensive recommendations on the state of civil rights in...
September 16, 2015
In a misguided effort to stem the flow of migration along the U.S. southern border, the Obama Administration drastically increased its capacity to detain refugee families. Ever since, the...
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,...

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November 11, 2015
Hosted by O’Melveny & Myers LLP

On December 3rd, 2015, immigration legal experts will discuss current issues with immigration detention, hosted by O’Melveny & Myers LLP in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Eleanor Acer, senior director, Refugee Protection at Human Rights First, and David Lash, managing counsel for pro bono and public interest services at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, will lead the discussion.

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Factsheet | November 13, 2015
Golden Dawn remains popular, even after revelations about its Nazi ideology, an active trial for members’ alleged roles in two murders and dozens of racist and other assaults, as well as attacks...
Report | November 04, 2015
Follow-up Recommendation Report will assess Immigration Detention and Guantanamo. Download PDF
Report | October 20, 2015
Introduction The U.S. government’s policy of detaining asylum-seeking families, often the subject of intense political and legal debate, is harmful to children and their parents. Furthermore, it...
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...

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