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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 10, 2020
Proposed budget undermines human rights abroad, expands detention of asylum seekersHuman Rights Advocates Respond to Trump Budget Proposal WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration on Monday released...
February 04, 2020
Human rights advocates present evidence of erosion of respect for human rights laws and protections for refugees and asylum-seekers WASHINGTON – In anticipation of President Donald J. Trump’s...
January 31, 2020
WASHINGTON –Earlier today President Trump issued a “proclamation” imposing new restrictions on people coming from primarily African countries of Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania as well as...
January 29, 2020
As House Examines Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe, Human Rights First Calls for Practical Policy Solutions to Create Accountability for Governments Which Encourage Hate WASHINGTON – The House...
January 27, 2020
Asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico face severe dangers and huge barriers to access their rights WASHINGTON-- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s official response to its internal...
January 22, 2020
WASHINGTON – Next week marks one year since the Trump administration began forcibly returning asylum-seekers to wait for their court dates in Mexico, where they have suffered kidnappings, torture,...
January 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First filed a federal lawsuit today challenging...
January 10, 2020
WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration Thursday reported that it is finalizing a plan to send people seeking asylum in the United States to Honduras as part of a so-called “safe third country”...
January 07, 2020
WASHINGTON - In the wake of a strike killing Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general responsible for killing civilians and numerous other crimes, Human Rights First expressed serious...
December 30, 2019
Human Rights First’s Senior Advisor for Combatting Antisemitism, ­­­Ira Forman, issued the following statement in the aftermath of the deadly attack on a rabbi's home in Monsey, N.Y. this weekend...

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