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February 10, 2014
Award-winning program of leading human rights organization expected to serve hundreds of asylum seekers in the Houston metro area through unique partnerships with South Texas...
February 05, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First calls for increased U.S. engagement with Turkey on the protection of Syrians at the border following today’s reports that refugees fleeing the violence in...
February 05, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As leaders from around the globe convene in Washington this week for the annual National Prayer Breakfast hosted by the U.S. Congress and organized by The Fellowship...
February 03, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement that the United States will take important steps to address impediments facing refugees waiting to be resettled to the United...
January 29, 2014
Draft Principles Fall Short Washington, DC – The draft Republican immigration reform principles that appeared today are a serious development in the campaign to complete immigration reform...
November 06, 2013
New York City – As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Amman, Jordan to discuss a range of bilateral issues, Human Rights First urges him to speak publicly about the Syrian refugee crisis and...
October 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Following today’s announcement that President Obama will nominate former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Human Rights First’...

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June 6, 2014
A Discussion with Leading Experts

The current surge of migrants crossing the southern U.S. border reflects a sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied minors, children crossing with one or both parents, and adults seeking asylum who are detained in “expedited removal” processing. The overwhelming majority of these people are from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, with many fleeing rising violence and instability in their home countries. Please join Human Rights First a for a discussion with leading experts about the current state of the influx at the border, analysis of current proposals in response, and recommendations for more effective policies.

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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...
Letter | July 08, 2014
President Barack H. Obama The White House Washington, DC July 3, 2014 Dear President Obama: We, the undersigned immigration, civil and human rights, faith, labor, anti-violence, and ...

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