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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...
July 02, 2020
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First announced today the death on June 28 of longtime board member Lewis B. Kaden who died at age 78 after being injured in a fall. Mike Breen, president and CEO of...
July 01, 2020
Washington, D.C. - On June 30, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down President Trump’s second asylum ban, ending a restrictive policy that had...
June 30, 2020
WASHINGTON - The new national security law imposed on Hong Kong today by the Chinese government will likely be devastating to human rights in Hong Kong, and the United States government should react...
June 25, 2020
WASHINGTON - In its decision today in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, a majority of the Supreme Court ruled that asylum seekers placed in expedited removal proceedings upon...
June 24, 2020
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First is alarmed at reports that journalist Nora Younis was arrested at her office in Maadi earlier today. She was recognized with a Human Rights Defender award by Human...
June 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First condemns the Trump administration’s new rule, slated to be issued on June 26, banning and delaying legal work authorizations for most asylum seekers while they wait...
June 20, 2020
WASHINGTON - On World Refugee Day, Human Rights First calls on U.S. leaders and policymakers to restore U.S. leadership in protecting the human rights of refugees:  As we mark World Refugee...
June 17, 2020
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First welcomed today’s UN Human Rights Council  “urgent debate” on “race-based human rights violations, systemic racism, police violence against persons of African...
June 11, 2020
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice have proposed a new rule, slated to be issued on Monday, June 15, which would gut what remains of protection for refugees seeking...
June 11, 2020
The Harvard College Data Analytics Group, under the auspices of Human Rights First, today launched Detained In Danger (www.detainedindanger.org), a database that tracks COVID-19 in ICE detention...

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