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November 02, 2015 Last week at least 27 women detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center (Hutto) in Taylor, Texas, began a hunger strike to protest the conditions at the facility and demand...
October 26, 2015 Top News Family Immigration Detention The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced that it will not renew the license of the Berks County Residential Center, a detention facility...
October 26, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today marks National Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of professional services for the public good, by honoring the crucial work of pro bono attorneys who...
October 23, 2015 New York City—Human Rights First praised yesterday’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that it would not renew the license of the Berks County Residential Center, a...
October 20, 2015 New York City – Human Right First today announced it will honor Akin Gump in Washington, D.C., Chadbourne & Parke in New York City, and Jones Day in Houston with the 2015 Marvin Frankel Award...
October 20, 2015 Last week we reported on the cool reception of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán from other leaders at the United Nations. Now we turn to the recent visit of a senior U.S. official to Hungary for...
October 20, 2015 Washington, D.C.—In a report released today, Human Rights First found that the Obama Administration’s continuing operation of family detention facilities negatively impacts the mental and...

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Report | April 19, 2016
In the Balance Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems Download the Report Executive Summary As the world faces the greatest refugee crisis since World...
Factsheet | April 05, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Screening Process The United States screens and vets refugees more stringently than any other group allowed to enter the country. STAGE ONE: The U.N. High Commissioner for...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
This hearing is focused on “National Security: Threats at Our Borders” including steps that the U.S. government can take to mitigate the potential of terrorists trying to enter the country. Human...
Issue Brief | March 15, 2016
THE BACKLOG in the U.S. immigration court system continues to grow, requiring immediate action. The number of cases pending before the court will soon exceed 500,000, far too many for a court...

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