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May 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In a statement today submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to address the resource imbalance at the border that is...
April 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds recent statements from Speaker of the House John Boehner indicating that he wants to proceed with an immigration reform bill in 2014. The organization...
March 19, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard meets with her Turkish counterparts this week in Ankara and Adana, Human Rights First urges her to raise the issue of barriers...
February 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges President Barack Obama to use his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan to advance protection for refugees fleeing the unrelenting violence in Syria...
February 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First noted that today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing on asylum demonstrated bipartisan support for the integrity of the...
February 11, 2014
Washington, D.C.– Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer will testify before Congress today and detail recommendations for the U.S. government to protect the integrity and effectiveness of the refugee and...
February 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. –   As Republican leaders in Congress work through the party’s immigration reform priorities, ten of the nation’s most prominent Republican leaders released a ...

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Letter | November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write to ask you to restore American leadership in...
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...

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