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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...
August 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern that the steep decline in the “pass” rate for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “credible fear” screening...
August 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to move forward with plans to transfer funds to help provide lawyers and legal orientation programs for children...
August 04, 2014
Top News CIA Torture Report On Friday, the Obama Administration sent the Senate intelligence committee its response to key portions of the committee’s 6,300-plus page CIA torture report. The...
July 31, 2014
Washington DC – Human Rights First today welcomed news reports that Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who was given a death sentence in Sudan on charges of apostasy for marrying a...
July 31, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over several provisions in H.R. 5230, a bill expected to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives on...
July 28, 2014
Last week, I traded my 25-minute commute in Washington, DC for a four-hour drive through the dry heat of southern New Mexico. Human Rights First took part in a tour of the new facility where the...

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Factsheet | April 24, 2015
Thousands of the mothers and children who fled persecution and violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will spend this Mother’s Day in U.S. immigration detention.  The Obama...
Impact Study | March 27, 2015
Few voters in targeted congressional districts and in both New Hampshire and South Carolina believe the country’s asylum and refugee system is “working well” as it is, instead, voters view the system...
Factsheet | March 02, 2015
Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. The U.S. asylum system has protected thousands of refugees from returning to places where they would face political, religious, or other...
Testimony | February 11, 2015
Download the Testimony American Values and Refugee Protection Commitments  Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Reflecting this country’s deep-seated commitment to liberty...

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