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January 13, 2021
Legal Fellow, Refugee Protection
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Ana and Jorge, an Afro-Cuban couple, were kidnapped soon after U.S. border officers expelled them to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in 2020. They’d crossed the border to seek protection in the United States...
January 12, 2021
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The Arab Spring uprisings began ten years ago, taking the U.S. government and most of the rest of the world by surprise. The Obama administration’s response was inconsistent at best, as it sought to...
December 18, 2020
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by Mary Gasparian, Intern   As the new year approaches, it is the perfect time to show gratitude and support meaningful causes, both local and global. As a rising college graduate, I...
December 15, 2020
Senior Advisor
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Albert Ho’s law firm in Hong Kong is exactly what you’d expect. Halfway up a skyscraper, it’s noisy and busy and a little chaotic, full of young, enthusiastic lawyers confronting a mountain of cases...
December 11, 2020
Senior Advisor
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This time last year, I was in Hong Kong, meeting with human rights activists and documenting the large pro-democracy demonstrations. The police were cracking down on protestors, using excessive force...
December 04, 2020
Senior Advisor
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Even to seasoned watchers of the United Kingdom government’s policy on Northern Ireland, the announcement on Monday that there would be no public inquiry into the 1989 murder of human rights lawyer...
November 24, 2020
Advocacy Associate
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With the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now in conference committee, Congress should ensure that the final bill includes critically important reforms to the “1033”...
November 23, 2020
Chief Technology Officer
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Twitter’s recent announcement that President Trump’s account will lose special “public interest” protections was met with mixed reactions— from “too little, too late” to “look at how biased...
November 19, 2020
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, Refugee Protection
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The Trump Administration is summarily sending refugees seeking protection from persecution or torture to immigration jail. They are often held there for months, or even years, denying them the prompt...
October 30, 2020
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, Refugee Protection
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Human Rights First has received previously undisclosed records that reveal how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been carrying out illegal expulsions of asylum seekers and children....

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