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September 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will upend the lives of more the...
August 22, 2017 Juan Osuna, the former director of the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), passed away suddenly last week. He will be sorely missed. Juan served in...
August 10, 2017 By Rosalind Faulkner Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a...
August 04, 2017 Last week, the House Judiciary Committee marked up the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 391), a severely anti-asylum law that would potentially change the asylum system in the...
August 04, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Human Rights First filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco in the case of...
August 04, 2017 New data released last week revealed that criminal prosecutions for immigration-related offenses increased by 18 percent, rising for the second straight month since Attorney General Sessions...
August 02, 2017 By Andrea Gillespie If the Lost Boys of Sudan were seeking safety in the United States today, they would be out of luck. In 1999, the United States signaled its leadership in refugee protection...

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February 2, 2017

Access to asylum is under threat. Trump’s executive orders on immigration target refugees and asylum seekers, stripping them of access to protections and due process rights. We need Congress to step in and ensure that legitimate asylum seekers are not turned away. You are essential to this effort. Join us for advocacy trainings and meetings on the Hill with members of Congress.

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Factsheet | September 21, 2017
Recent reports indicate that the Trump Administration plans to admit an all-time low number of refugees in the coming fiscal year. Furthermore, the White House is justifying this stunning abdication...
Letter | September 12, 2017
Human Rights First urges Members of the House of Representatives to reject H.R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” introduced by Representative Comstock last week, as well as any...
Factsheet | July 26, 2017
The provisions included in the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 391) would severely undermine access to asylum in the United States. The bill would lead to the deportation of...
Issue Brief | July 20, 2017
On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make criminal prosecution of immigration offenses a “high priority”—even...

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