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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...
May 07, 2020
WASHINGTON –  As foreign leaders use the battle against COVID-19 to censor their populations, erase checks on their rule, and discriminate against minority populations, human rights...
May 07, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Yesterday, Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia tragically died after being hospitalized for complications related to COVID-19. Escobar Mejia is the first person confirmed as having died in ICE...
April 30, 2020
Washington - While the world’s focus is on COVID19, those affected by the disease, and the economic impacts of the pandemic, the issues that Human Rights First targets remain profoundly...
April 30, 2020
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Homeland Security published the United States’ “asylum cooperative agreement,” agreement with Honduras - a move that may signal plans to move ahead with the...
April 21, 2020
WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s tweet in which he said he would suspend immigration to the United States, Human Rights First issued the following statement:  “The White House is...
April 20, 2020
WASHINGTON – In response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will extend its illegal practice of immediately expelling asylum seekers and unaccompanied children at the U.S. border with...
April 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First condemned today's arrests of 15 veteran pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including leading legal figures Margaret Ng, Martin Lee and Albert Ho. “We know that...
April 18, 2020
NEW YORK -  A federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ordered the release of five immigrants from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, in...
April 16, 2020
After Observation of Commission’s Public Meetings, HRF Recommends Commission Focus on Correcting Administration's Abysmal Human Rights Record WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today strongly urged...
April 14, 2020
Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights C/O Mr. F. Cartwright Weiland, Office of Policy Planning Prof. Mary Ann Glendon, Chair U.S. Department of State 2201 C St., NW Washington, DC...

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