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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...
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...
April 14, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On April 13, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together (FIRST) Act, which would...
April 13, 2020
With Appointment as Envoy for Arms, Trump Administration Admits Defeat for Top Human Rights Post for Marshall Billingslea WASHINGTON D.C. – On April 10, 2020, President Trump announced his intent...
April 10, 2020
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted release to four immigrants who were detained in Adelanto ICE Processing Center and therefore at...
April 06, 2020
WASHINGTON - As the Department of Homeland Security continues to ignore calls to release immigrants from detention, Human Rights First today filed a federal lawsuit aimed at securing the release of...
April 04, 2020
LOS ANGELES - As the Department of Homeland Security continues to ignore calls to release immigrants from detention, Human Rights First today filed a federal lawsuit aimed at securing the release of...
March 25, 2020
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers (Updated March 25, 2020) Amnesty International USA, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA, Human Rights First,...
March 20, 2020
WASHINGTON - In response to confirmation that an ICE employee at an immigration detention center in New Jersey who self-quarantined a week ago with symptoms has tested positive for COVID-19, Human...

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