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January 18, 2018
New York City—A new report released today shows that amid President Trump’s campaign to block refugees seeking protection from this country, his administration has increased the criminal prosecution...
January 18, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First calls on Vice President Mike Pence to urge Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to adopt effective, comprehensive strategies to combat ...
January 16, 2018
Washington, D.C—Human Rights First today condemned a new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report on terrorism related offenses and immigration, for its...
January 11, 2018
Washington, D.C.-- In response to reports that President Trump referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and African nations as "shithole countries" during negotiations with lawmakers on legislation to protect...
January 11, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Sixteen years ago today twenty prisoners were sent to the  Guantanamo Bay detention facility. To mark this anniversary, Major General Michael Lehnert—the first commanding...
January 10, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First today urged Congress to reject the "Securing America's Future Act" introduced today by Representatives Goodlatte, Labrador, McCaul, and McSally, which would hurt...
January 09, 2018
Washington, D.C—Human Rights First today expressed alarm at the news that Steven Anderson, the American pastor known for his violent and extremist rhetoric targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
January 09, 2018
New York City—In response to comments made today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the “loopholes” that are allegedly being “taking advantage of” at the southern border, Human Rights...
January 09, 2018
New York City--Human Rights First today announced that Alexi Ashe Meyers, former prosecutor and a lawyer with Sanctuary for Families, has joined its distinguished board of directors. “Alexi is a...
January 08, 2018
New York City—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration's decision to end temporary protective status (TPS) for Salvadorans, which will impact approximately 200,000 individuals...

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