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May 27, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised members of the House of Representatives who called on Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson to end the practice of detaining families...
May 21, 2015
Today members of Congress held a press conference condemning the administration’s policy of holding mothers and children seeking asylum in immigration detention facilities. Seeking asylum in the...
May 21, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed today’s call to end the cruel practice of family immigration detention made by a number of Members of Congress during a press conference today....
May 18, 2015
Top News Equality Yesterday was International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), a time to celebrate advocates around the world who work, often at great risk to themselves, to promote...
May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that proposed reforms to the family immigration detention system by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are insufficient to address...
May 14, 2015
What’s the price of freedom for a toddler?  For the young children detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, an immigration detention complex created by the Obama...
May 12, 2015
Dilley, TX – Following a tour today of the family detention facility in Dilley, Texas, Human Rights First called on the Obama Administration to end its policy of detaining women and children fleeing...

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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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