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March 20, 2018
Senior Video Producer
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A year into the Trump Administration’s fearmongering campaign and harsh crackdown on asylum seekers, Part one of our two-part video series sheds light on the humanity many have lost sight...
March 15, 2018
This year the Trump Administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees. From the refugee ban to fear-mongering over MS-13, turning back asylum seekers at our border...
March 12, 2018
This is a crosspost from Medium. On the southeastern tip of Cuba, on a remote United States military base, at the end of a long road just past an old garbage pit, sits Camp X-Ray. In early 2002, X...
March 12, 2018
Director, National Security Advocacy
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Too many questions remain unanswered about the Trump Administration’s view of its authority to use military force, thanks to — among other things — last April’s missile strikes on a Syrian...
March 08, 2018
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For the third year in a row, Human Rights First is headed to SXSW (or South by Southwest), but this time it’s Vets for American Ideals’ show. This Sunday in Austin, leaders from VFAI,...
March 01, 2018
By: Kate Holcombe This week, Abdul Rahim Ghulam Rabbani became the third Guantanamo detainee to receive a review by the Periodic Review Board (PRB) since President Trump took office. The PRBs are...
February 23, 2018
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This piece was originally published on Medium. Last week, Congress failed, yet again, to secure a legislative compromise that would provide legal status to thousands of young people at...
February 22, 2018
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Antisemitism is a red line. This clear conviction was the message espoused by members of the New York congressional delegation at a breakfast hosted by United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Community...
February 21, 2018
The military commission system at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is a ticking time bomb. On Friday, one of its cases exploded when Judge Vance Spath abated the proceedings and unleashed a half-...
February 13, 2018
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Human Rights First mourns the passing of the courageous, pioneering Pakistani lawyer and human rights defender, Asma Jahangir. We are proud of our long history of cooperation with Asma, dating...



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