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January 11, 2018
Washington, D.C.-- In response to reports that President Trump referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and African nations as "shithole countries" during negotiations with lawmakers on legislation to protect...
January 11, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Sixteen years ago today twenty prisoners were sent to the  Guantanamo Bay detention facility. To mark this anniversary, Major General Michael Lehnert—the first commanding...
January 10, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First today urged Congress to reject the "Securing America's Future Act" introduced today by Representatives Goodlatte, Labrador, McCaul, and McSally, which would hurt...
January 09, 2018
Washington, D.C—Human Rights First today expressed alarm at the news that Steven Anderson, the American pastor known for his violent and extremist rhetoric targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
January 09, 2018
New York City—In response to comments made today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the “loopholes” that are allegedly being “taking advantage of” at the southern border, Human Rights...
January 09, 2018
New York City--Human Rights First today announced that Alexi Ashe Meyers, former prosecutor and a lawyer with Sanctuary for Families, has joined its distinguished board of directors. “Alexi is a...
January 08, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration's decision to end temporary protective status (TPS) for Salvadorans, which will impact approximately 200,000 individuals...
December 24, 2017
Washington, D.C.-- Human Rights First welcomes yesterday's ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington blocking the implementation of the administration's...
December 22, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds the Trump Administration's decision to designate 15 foreign individuals and 37 entities under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability...
December 20, 2017
Washington, D.C.—In response to the announcement that the United States has designated Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs Ayub Kataev for sanctions...

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