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February 27, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force and House Liberty Caucus, Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion will urge members of Congress...
February 27, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Jennings v. Rodriguez, in which the Court sent the case back to the Ninth Circuit to evaluate the constitutionality of indefinitely...
February 27, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First today released a new report on immigration detention in New Jersey that analyzes the mental, physical, and legal impacts of detention on immigrants and...
February 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump's address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in which he repeated campaign rhetoric that compares immigrants to "snakes" that...
February 22, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has removed “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer has issued...
February 16, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Following the indefinite suspension of the military commission proceedings against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Rita Siemion issued the following statement: “Today’s decision is a...
February 13, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned introduction of the Secure and Succeed Act, calling the legislation a cruel attempt to punish asylum seekers and migrants through the use of...
February 09, 2018
New York City—Following tours this week of three immigration detention facilities in New Jersey, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and...
February 09, 2018
Washington, D.C. --Human Rights First mourns the death of board of directors member Todd Lang, who passed away Tuesday. Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino issued the following...
February 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to remarks made by President Trump at a roundtable on MS-13, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following response: “President Trump continues to falsely...

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