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February 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump's address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in which he repeated campaign rhetoric that compares immigrants to "snakes" that...
February 22, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has removed “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer has issued...
February 16, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Following the indefinite suspension of the military commission proceedings against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Rita Siemion issued the following statement: “Today’s decision is a...
February 13, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned introduction of the Secure and Succeed Act, calling the legislation a cruel attempt to punish asylum seekers and migrants through the use of...
February 09, 2018
New York City—Following tours this week of three immigration detention facilities in New Jersey, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and...
February 09, 2018
Washington, D.C. --Human Rights First mourns the death of board of directors member Todd Lang, who passed away Tuesday. Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino issued the following...
February 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to remarks made by President Trump at a roundtable on MS-13, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following response: “President Trump continues to falsely...
February 05, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged senators to support the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE), which would provide...
January 31, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First warned that changes announced today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process asylum applications in reverse order—with the newest claims...
January 31, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s State of the Union announcement that he signed an executive order to keep open the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay open, retired Major General...

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