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November 21, 2014
New York City - In the wake of President Obama’s announcement of executive actions to defer deportation of up to 5 million immigrants, Human Rights First called on the administration to take...
November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s announcement tonight that he would take steps through executive action to defer deportation and provide work permission for up to 5 million...
November 20, 2014
New York City – As President Obama announces a series of executive actions on immigration tonight, Human Rights First urges the administration to right its course on treatment of asylum seekers and...
November 18, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to move forward with a new family immigration facility in Dilley, Texas is a continuation of...
November 06, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to the recent increase of children and families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to flee violence in Central America, Human Rights First today announced that it will...
October 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Latham & Watkins LLP’s New York office and the Washington, DC office of McDermott Will & Emery will receive Human Rights Firsts’ 2014 Marvin Frankel Award for extraordinary...
October 02, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First calls on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of sexual abuse at the immigration...

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Opinions | November 21, 2014
This is a cross-post from The Hill Tonight the president is expected to announce executive action to defer deportation and provide work permission for up to 5 million immigrants who are presently...
Letter | November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write to ask you to restore American leadership in...
Letter | September 26, 2014
(Excerpt) Dear Mr. Vice President: I write on behalf of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (“APBCo”), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and several leading legal services...
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...

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