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Featured Press Release | September 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that its board of directors has chosen Michael Breen as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Breen, who...
February 21, 2019
New York City—In response to today’s announcement that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is discussing the development of a regional compact plan with Central American...
February 19, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, praises the inclusion of four thousand additional visas for allies that served alongside the U.S. mission in...
February 15, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Following today’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, issued the...
February 14, 2019
New York City—Following the White House’s confirmation today that President Trump will declare a national emergency to build a wall at the southern border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued...
February 14, 2019
New York City—Following reports that the first children have been returned to Mexico under the Trump Administration’s plan to illegally force asylum seekers to wait in the country during their asylum...
February 13, 2019
Geneva—The Martin Ennals Award Jury today gave its 2019 Award for Human Rights Defenders to Abdul Aziz Muhamat, the Sudanese refugee advocate being held in detention on Manus Island...
February 08, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In advance of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s two-day trip to Budapest, Hungary beginning February 11, Human Rights First urges the secretary to raise the...
February 07, 2019
Washington, D.C.—A group of six U.S. human rights and media freedom organizations today called on members of Congress and the Trump Administration to take immediate concrete steps to pursue justice...
February 05, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the appointment of Elan Carr to the position of special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism at the Department of State. The special envoy...
January 29, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s hearing at the House Armed Services Committee hearing entitled, “Department of Defense’s Support to the Southern Border,” at which DoD personnel defended...

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