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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,...
August 10, 2015 Top News IMMIGRATION DETENTION The U.S. government issued a response Friday to the federal court ruling that orders an end to the Obama Administration’s policy of holding children and their...
August 07, 2015 New York City—Human Rights First today said that the government’s response to the federal court ruling that orders an end to the Obama Administration’s policy of holding children and their...
August 03, 2015 By Holly Fuhrman Family detention might finally be coming to an end. A federal judge ruled that the government’s detention of children and their mothers seeking protection in the United States...
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...

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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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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...
Factsheet | February 19, 2016
A Brief History and Next Steps The Ninth Circuit is currently considering an appeal by the U.S. government of the 2015 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California that...

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