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September 09, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said today that, despite the president’s decision not to move forward with executive orders on immigration at this time, there are a number of steps the Obama...
September 08, 2014
Top News ISIS President Obama will deliver an address on Wednesday to detail the administration’s plan for responding to the violence committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)....
September 05, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration’s statements regarding the consequences of requiring counsel for immigrant minors, made before a federal court in Seattle...
September 03, 2014
During the refugee crisis at the Southern border, the press has focused on the unaccompanied children, but hundreds of mothers with young children have also been apprehended. The U.S. government is...
August 22, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said that today’s lawsuit against the federal government’s policies at the immigrant detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, tackles many of the due process...
August 19, 2014
At least five Honduran children, recently deported by the United States, have been murdered since February. This sad fact underscores that many of the unaccompanied child immigrants and families have...
August 18, 2014
Top News FAMILIES AT THE BORDER Human Rights First last week visited the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to investigate the challenges these...

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Transcription | July 17, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the July 16 media telebriefing featuring former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) under George W. Bush Jim Ziglar; Leslie Vélez...
Opinions | July 11, 2014
An opinion piece by James W. Ziglar former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) under former President George W. Bush and a member of Human Rights...
Testimony | July 10, 2014
Statement submitted for the Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing On "Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters. Human Rights First...
Letter | July 08, 2014
President Barack H. Obama The White House Washington, DC July 3, 2014 Dear President Obama: We, the undersigned immigration, civil and human rights, faith, labor, anti-violence, and ...

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