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December 01, 2015 The Obama Administration’s policy of detaining women and children who seek protection in the United States has suffered a number of setbacks in recent months. In July a federal district court ruled...
November 23, 2015 In the United States, asylum seekers and other migrants are entitled to a broad range of protections under international and domestic law, yet these rights are routinely trampled upon. The gap...
November 02, 2015 Last week at least 27 women detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center (Hutto) in Taylor, Texas, began a hunger strike to protest the conditions at the facility and demand...
October 23, 2015 New York City—Human Rights First praised yesterday’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that it would not renew the license of the Berks County Residential Center, a...
October 20, 2015 Washington, D.C.—In a report released today, Human Rights First found that the Obama Administration’s continuing operation of family detention facilities negatively impacts the mental and...
October 19, 2015 Top News Antisemitism Tomorrow Senator Ben Cardin and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance will host a conversation on Combating Anti-...
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...

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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 | June 16, 2016
Download Fact Sheet Two years ago on June 20, 2014—on World Refugee Day, ironically—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to significantly increase its capacity to detain...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists trying to enter the country. Human...
Amicus Brief | February 24, 2016
Brief for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (“AACAP”) and the National Association of Social Workers (“NASW”) SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Immigration detention poses a severe...
Issue Brief | February 19, 2016
Health Concerns at the Berks Family Detention Center February, 2016 In summer 2014 the Obama Administration announced their intention to detain large numbers of asylum-seeking families from...

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