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February 05, 2013
Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer reminded Congress that part of immigration reform must address a key...
January 30, 2013
On Friday, January 25, 2013, a group of committed individuals gathered at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey for a roundtable discussion entitled Building Justice: Increasing Quality...
January 29, 2013
New York, NY – Today, President Obama outlined his vision for comprehensive immigration reform and called on Congress to work to pass such legislation.  Human Rights First praises President...
January 28, 2013
New York, NY – Today, President Obama outlined his vision for comprehensive immigration reform and called on Congress to work to pass such legislation.  Human Rights First praises President...
January 18, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 18, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration and coffee at 8:30 am Rutgers School of Law-Newark Register for free now! Read the agenda. Many immigrants in removal proceedings...
January 15, 2013
By Ruthie Epstein Refugee Protection Program Last Sunday the New York Times laid out the legislative prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in the 113th Congress. Nowhere...

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Letter | September 26, 2014
(Excerpt) Dear Mr. Vice President: I write on behalf of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (“APBCo”), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and several leading legal services...
Transcription | July 17, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the July 16 media telebriefing featuring former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) under George W. Bush Jim Ziglar; Leslie Vélez...
Opinions | July 11, 2014
An opinion piece by James W. Ziglar former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) under former President George W. Bush and a member of Human Rights...
Testimony | July 10, 2014
Statement submitted for the Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing On "Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters. Human Rights First...

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