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March 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned President Trump’s executive order signed today suspending the refugee resettlement program, and banning the issuance of new visas and entry to...
March 03, 2017 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post President Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement is not dead in the courts—the administration is preparing to issue a revised...
March 02, 2017 The White House is expected to soon release its revised executive order on refugees and immigrants. The administration’s first order, signed January 27, placed a minimum 90-day ban on individuals...
February 28, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Following President Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: "President Trump's remarks on...
February 28, 2017 New York City—As the Trump Administration begins to implement the president’s executive order on immigration enforcement along the southern border, Human Rights First today released a report...
February 23, 2017 This blog is cross posted with The Huffington Post Over the last ten years, funding for immigration courts has remained largely stagnant, even as funding for enforcement expanded. Previous...
February 21, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First expressed its opposition to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum implementing President Trump’s January 25 executive order on immigration enforcement...

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Amicus Brief | March 15, 2017
Summary of Argument As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to bigotry no...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a revised executive order, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States.” The order imposes bans on nationals of six Muslim-...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump's Executive Order on Refugees Harms Our Iraqi Allies Recognizing the importance of protecting Iraqi allies who served alongside the U.S. Military, U.S. agencies, media, and...

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