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June 09, 2014
Top News CHIDREN AT THE BORDER Over the weekend, the Obama Administration began sending hundreds of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. southern border to a makeshift holding center in...
June 06, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today commends the Senate Appropriations Committee for taking a step forward to help address the urgent humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the...
June 05, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. government grapples with the humanitarian crisis surrounding the number of children, families and asylum seekers crossing the southern border, Human Rights First today...
June 04, 2014
Last week, Human Rights First kicked off our Houston office opening with a fantastic party at the South Texas College of Law, where we’re now officially a resident of the 9th floor. More than 120...
May 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In a statement today submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to address the resource imbalance at the border that is...
May 20, 2014
By Jeffrey Heller I'm a long-time volunteer attorney at Human Rights First.  Through them, I’ve helped hundreds of refugees receive asylum in the United States. This week, I’m...
May 16, 2014
Immigration courts nationwide are facing a computer hardware failure that started April 12, leaving judges, immigrants, and attorneys in the dark on case schedules.  But that’s only one of the...

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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...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
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...

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