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August 16, 2021
Washington – As Afghans, U.S. military veterans, immigrant advocates and human rights defenders continue to wait for leadership from the White House, the United States is failing to keep its promise...
August 15, 2021
WASHINGTON – As the Taliban seizes control of the Afghan capital of Kabul, it is clear that immediate action is needed to evacuate Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces and international civil...
August 13, 2021
WASHINGTON -- As the Pentagon moves military forces to Afghanistan to evacuate American citizens and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Human Rights First calls on the Biden administration to use those...
August 12, 2021
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today announced the three law firms honored this year with the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award:  Crowell & Moring LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Quinn...
August 12, 2021
Policy Adds New Layer to Biden Administration Use of Title 42 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First condemns the Biden administration’s new expulsions of asylum seekers and migrants to southern Mexico...
August 10, 2021
WASHINGTON – Sergei V. Kovalev, a stalwart defender of human rights in the Soviet and post-Communist eras, died Monday, August 9 in Moscow. Michael Breen, President and CEO of Human Rights First...
August 06, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, 16 veteran organizations representing over 3 million members sent a letter to the Biden administration calling for the expeditious evacuation directly to the United States of all...
August 02, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First expressed grave concern about a new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order issued today, based on Title 42 of U.S. law, and the Biden administration’s use of that...
August 02, 2021
WASHINGTON – With a rise in violence by the Taliban as U.S. troops near their full withdrawal from Afghanistan, Human Rights First welcomed today’s announcement that the State Department will use the...
July 30, 2021
WASHINGTON – Early this morning more than 200 Afghans landed in the United States, the first flight of the promised evacuation of our wartime allies. Human Rights First welcomes the arrival of these...

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