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February 08, 2017 New York City-- Human Rights First today urged the newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to enforce and uphold the law as he has pledged to do. The organization said that it will hold...
February 07, 2017 New York City—Following testimony today by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly before the House Homeland Security Committee, Human Rights First urged DHS to adhere to U.S...
February 06, 2017 Tomorrow morning the new Secretary for Homeland Security, General John F. Kelly, will testify before the House Homeland Security Committee. The hearing, “Ending the Crisis: America’s Borders and...
February 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.– In response to President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, Human Rights First along with a coalition of leading human rights, civil rights, legal, and...
February 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed reports that the Department of Homeland Security will continue adjudicating asylum and other applications for individuals in the United States who...
February 03, 2017 (Image courtesy of Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washinginton) Thousands of faith leaders have voiced strong opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants—...
February 02, 2017 There’s a name for the child who picks on the weakest kid in hopes of getting attention. He’s a bully. Thirteen days into his presidency, to keep the spotlight on himself, Donald Trump has...

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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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