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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 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s plan to immediately expand the use of expedited removal to allow Immigration and Customs...
July 17, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to set next year’s refugee cap at zero, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: The...
July 17, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to the Department of Defense approving a request for additional troops to the U.S. southern border, including 1,100 active duty troops and 1,000 members of the Texas...
July 15, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to the anticipated release of a new interim final rule from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security attempting to ban those who seek safety at the U.S. southern...
July 12, 2019
New York City—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids as efforts to terrorize communities and separate families. While...
July 12, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today, in partnership with five other human rights and non-profit legal services organizations, requested the Inter-American Commission on Human...
July 12, 2019
New York City—In response to the House of Representatives passing the defense bill (National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 Fiscal Year, or “NDAA”), Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride...
July 12, 2019
New York City—In response to reports that the United States and Guatemala may enter into a “safe third country” agreement in the coming days, a move the Trump Administration would use to force...
July 10, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First President and CEO Mike Breen will testify today before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the Trump Administration’s cruel and inhumane policies...
July 09, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports of a new directive from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli that would allow asylum officers to conduct credible fear...

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