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November 19, 2014
About 13.6 million Syrians and Iraqis have been displaced by war, violence, and persecution. Nearly four million of those have escaped to neighboring countries. Two million have left...
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 17, 2014
Top News Immigration During a Saturday panel at the Reagan Presidential Library, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson confirmed that President Obama is expected to issue a series of...
November 12, 2014
Guest blog by Careen Shannon, Of Counsel at Fragomen LLP We had been warned about the awful smell outside the detention center, though we were also told that it probably wouldn’t be too...
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 28, 2014
On this day in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in the New York harbor. Originally a gift from France, the statue became a symbol of hope for immigrants and refugees...
October 23, 2014
By Cara Vasquez, DLA Piper in Houston My client, M, is a four-year old girl. She has experienced more trauma than anyone should in a lifetime. While she was still in her mother’s womb, her father...

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June 6, 2015

IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION

The support of volunteer lawyers is fundamental to the pro bono work of Human Rights First. Thanks to our strong partnership with pro bono counsel, most of the asylum-seekers represented through Human Rights First win their cases.

Your dedication to our clients is inspirational and we would like to celebrate your hard work.

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Factsheet | August 06, 2015
All last week, a Human Rights First attorney and social worker visited the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where they provided legal and psychosocial assistance to families....
Blueprint | July 20, 2015
“Countries that respect human rights—including freedom of association—happen to be our closest partners….When these rights are suppressed, it fuels grievances and a sense of injustice that over time...
Report | June 15, 2015
Executive Summary On June 20, 2014—ironically, on World Refugee Day—the Obama administration announced its strategy for addressing the increase in families and children seeking protection at the U...
Testimony | May 01, 2015
Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Immigration Regarding Oversight: Implementation of IDNYC - New York City's Municipal Identification Program May 1, 2015 My name...

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