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June 01, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called for U.S. government agencies to create stronger treaty compliance oversight with respect to U.S. policies relating to asylum seekers, borders,...
May 27, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised members of the House of Representatives who called on Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson to end the practice of detaining families...
May 21, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed today’s call to end the cruel practice of family immigration detention made by a number of Members of Congress during a press conference today....
May 15, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First urged Congress to properly fund immigration courts, as new data released today confirms the dire need to address the backlog in immigration court dockets. The...
May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that proposed reforms to the family immigration detention system by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are insufficient to address...
May 14, 2015
What’s the price of freedom for a toddler?  For the young children detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, an immigration detention complex created by the Obama...
May 12, 2015
Dilley, TX – Following a tour today of the family detention facility in Dilley, Texas, Human Rights First called on the Obama Administration to end its policy of detaining women and children fleeing...

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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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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...
Factsheet | April 24, 2015
Hundreds 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...

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