WASHINGTON -- Countering far-right violent extremism has become a priority for those working to prevent and counter domestic terrorism, especially after the events of January 6, 2021. Today, Human...
October 27, 2021
October 25, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement that the State Department will launch the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans. The initiative will enable groups of individuals to...
October 22, 2021
Next Steps After Evacuation of 70,000 Afghans Must Include Access to Counsel, Pathway to Legal Permanent Residency
WASHINGTON — Since the fall of Kabul in mid-August, more than 70,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the United States, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming weeks and months. Human...
October 21, 2021
New Report of Increasing Dangers Asylum Seekers Face as Biden Defends Use of Title 42 and Restarts MPP
WASHINGTON -- A new report finds that dangers faced by asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border are mounting, documenting more than 7,000 kidnappings and other violent attacks against migrants as the...
October 15, 2021
Human Rights First Urges Biden Administration to Re-terminate, Not Restart, Trump-Era “Remain in Mexico” Policy
NEW YORK -- In response to reports that the Biden administration will relaunch the Remain in Mexico policy by mid-November if Mexico agrees, Human Rights First urges the administration to instead...
October 07, 2021
Groups File Emergency Request to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Asylum Seekers Expelled to Danger
WASHINGTON -- The Lowenstein Project at Yale Law School submitted today an emergency request for precautionary measures against the United States on behalf of asylum seekers who face grave dangers...
October 01, 2021
After Appeals Court Stay, Human Rights First Renews Call for Biden Administration to End Trump Expulsion Policy
NEW YORK – In the wake of an appeals court order yesterday, Human Rights First reiterated its calls for the Biden administration to stop defending the Trump administration’s Title 42 expulsion policy...
September 30, 2021
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First welcomed Congress’ inclusion of several provisions that will better support Afghans seeking safety in the United States in today’s passage of a continuing resolution...
September 30, 2021
New Report Documents Decades of Harm to Refugees on the Basis of a Technical Filing Requirement, Urgently Calls For Its Repeal
NEW YORK – Human Rights First today released a new report documenting the harms that the one-year filing deadline ban has inflicted on tens of thousands of refugees for decades, including deportation...
September 22, 2021
Human Rights First and 38 Human and Civil Rights Leaders Tell President Biden: “Your Administration Stands at a Precipice”
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First President and CEO Michael Breen joined leaders of 38 human and civil rights organizations in delivering a letter to the White House on Tuesday evening opposing the...
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