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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 19, 2018
Campaign Combines Representation, Litigation, and Advocacy to End the Detention of People Seeking Protection    New York City—As the Trump Administration ramps up its...
July 12, 2018
New York City—In response to new guidance put forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that aims to block those seeking protection from asylum, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer...
July 10, 2018
New York City—In response to reports that the Trump Administration has renewed talks with the Mexican government that would require asylum seekers passing through Mexico to seek protection there...
July 10, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In advance of President Trump's July 16 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Human Rights First today released a new fact sheet detailing how the Russian...
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...

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