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July 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the Trump Administration to immediately begin admitting refugees into the United States in light of a U.S. district court ruling that ...
July 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemns U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Tucson Sector’s decision to increase referrals for criminal prosecution of individuals—including...
July 13, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released an audio recording of a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent repeatedly turning away asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, a violation of U.S....
July 12, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that the Trump Administration’s decision to slam the door on tens of thousands of vulnerable individuals is a shameful abdication of America’s...
July 04, 2017 Veterans served to not only protect their country’s borders, but also to protect the values that their country embodies. Service is not limited by color, race, gender, or religion. It’s built on...
June 29, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the passage of legislation that would subject asylum seekers to criminal prosecutions, a violation of the Protocol Relating to the Status of...
June 29, 2017 By Andrea Gillespie Yesterday in the House Judiciary Committee's markup of the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826), Representative Labrador (R-ID), the...

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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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