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June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON – Emirati human rights defender Alaa al-Siddiq was killed in a car crash in England on June 19.  Human Rights First issued this statement from President and CEO Mike Breen. "We mourn...
June 25, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to create a House select committee to probe the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol. Human Rights First is...
June 24, 2021
WASHINGTON – As the U.S. quickly approaches the formal withdrawal date from Afghanistan, today, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces, and veterans of the conflicts in...
June 23, 2021
WASHINGTON – After recent reports that the Egyptian government was complicit in the October 2018 murder of Saudi Arabian journalist and American permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi, and that a U.S.-...
June 22, 2021
More Needed to Protect Asylum Seekers Subjected to the Illegal Policy WASHINGTON -- Today, the Biden administration indicated it would take additional steps that would bring to safety additional...
June 22, 2021
 Without renewal, the powerful sanctions mechanism will expire in 2022.   WASHINGTON -- In anticipation of an upcoming vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Global...
June 19, 2021
NEW YORK -- On World Refugee Day, Human Rights First urges U.S. leaders and lawmakers to restart asylum, uphold refugee law, and restore U.S. leadership in protecting the human rights of refugees:...
June 18, 2021
NEW YORK -- Today marks Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Human Rights First joins Americans across the country in celebrating Juneteenth and applauding U.S....
June 16, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First welcomed today’s decision by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to vacate rulings in Matter of A-B- and Matter of L-E-A-, a move that will help protect refugees...
June 15, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First welcomes the Biden administration’s announcement today of plans to expand the categories of persons who can petition to bring children to safety in the...

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