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May 26, 2021
NEW YORK -- Today, Human Rights First joined the Welcome with Dignity Campaign, a coalition of dozens of organizations, activists, asylum seekers, and advocates that aims to ensure that the United...
May 25, 2021
NEW YORK – The murder of George Floyd a year ago was not a unique event, but it was a catalyst for some qualified progress on issues of diversity, accountability, and human rights. Profound systemic...
May 20, 2021
WASHINGTON -- After three hours-long hearings regarding the United States’ planned withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the House...
May 19, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to create a bipartisan, independent, 9/11-style commission to examine the events surrounding the Capitol insurrection on January...
May 18, 2021
NEW YORK – Human Rights First and more than 50 faith-based, humanitarian, legal services, immigration, and human rights organizations and law school clinics today issued a letter to Secretary of...
May 10, 2021
NEW YORK -- Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) today released a letter from fifteen veteran-led organizations calling on President Biden to swiftly evacuate the over 17,000 Afghans in the Special...
May 05, 2021
NEW YORK — Human Rights First today announced that it will present Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights with its annual William D. Zabel Human Rights Award in recognition of its...
April 30, 2021
NEW YORK -- Today marks one hundred days of President Biden’s administration. While the Biden presidency has brought some needed progress, the administration has considerable work ahead to re-...
April 27, 2021
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First and the Western Union Foundation are partnering to create an innovative social programming project, Vida sin Fronteras (“Life without Borders”), for asylum-seeking...
April 23, 2021
WASHINGTON -- The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, introduced yesterday by Senators John Cornyn (R- TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX),...

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