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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...
August 06, 2020
Experts including epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists find that Trump administration’s rationale for proposed rule denying refugees protection is a misuse of science and public health...
August 03, 2020
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed Vladimir Kara-Murza, a preeminent Russian human rights activist and former political leader, as its senior advisor for human rights accountability....
July 31, 2020
WASHINGTON — While the Trump administration continues to block many refugees from asylum in this country, Human Rights First condemns the new final rule requiring asylum seekers to pay fees for...
July 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First today, in partnership with over 220 human rights, faith-based, civil liberties, professional, academic, and social justice organizations and experts, rejected in...
July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — Today the House of Representatives took the historic and courageous step to pass the NO BAN Act, which rescinds religiously and racially motivated travel bans for immigrants, refugees...
July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — A Canadian federal court ruled today that Canada’s “safe third-country agreement” between the United States and Canada violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms due to U.S....
July 20, 2020
WASHINGTON — Last week in Portland, OR, federal agents in unmarked uniforms from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security...
July 17, 2020
WASHINGTON — As Human Rights First confronts pressing human rights concerns around the world and in the United States of America, the organization is building upon a strong team of leaders and...
July 17, 2020
WASHINGTON — Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s unveiling of the draft report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights...
July 15, 2020
WASHINGTON - A year since the Trump administration’s third-country transit asylum ban was issued, this ban has caused the United States to deny asylum to refugees from Cameroon, Cuba, Guatemala,...

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