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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 09, 2018
Washington D.C.—Today, leaders of several immigrant and human rights organizations were invited for the first time under the Trump administration to meet with Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen...
July 07, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to continued reports that many immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits are being discharged and having their legal status questioned, Scott Cooper, founder of...
July 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—As part of a bipartisan group of more than 60 foreign policy experts, former U.S. government officials, and former members of Congress, Human Rights First today...
July 02, 2018
WASHINGTON — A federal court has blocked the arbitrary detention of asylum seekers fleeing persecution, torture, or death in their countries of origin. It also ordered a case-by-case review of...
June 29, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First today condemned draft regulations reportedly put forth by the Department of Justice that would bar many refugees with well-founded fears of persecution, including...
June 28, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report documenting the Polish government’s escalating assault on the country’s legal system. “Justice Purged: Poland Politicizes its...
June 27, 2018
New York City—In response to reports that a group of Republican lawmakers planned to travel to Russia and meet with senior Russia officials, Human Rights First Senior Vice President for Policy...
June 27, 2018
New York City—In response to last night’s preliminary injunction that all children separated from their parents by the Trump Administration must be reunited within 30 days, Human Rights First’s...
June 26, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s ruling that upheld the Trump Administration’s Muslim ban, Human Rights First’s Hardy Vieux issued the following statement:  It is...
June 25, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s reports that the Trump Administration has temporarily paused prosecutions of parents who enter the United States between official border points, Human Rights...

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