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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...
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...
March 19, 2020
A downloadable version of this letter may be found here: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers PDF Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers...
March 17, 2020
WASHINGTON – In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to shut the border to asylum-seekers, citing risks from coronavirus, Human Rights First’s Director of Refugee Protection...
March 17, 2020
NEW YORK – Calling on governors and state health officials to use their authority to act in the interest of public health and protect immigration detainees, Human Rights First, Amnesty International...
March 11, 2020
The order today stays a prior appellate court ruling that would have prevented the administration from continuing to return asylum-seekers to Mexico while they await their asylum hearings...
March 06, 2020
In response to reports that the Trump administration is sending troops to the border in response to a legal challenge to its policy of blocking asylum-seekers in Mexico, Human Rights First’s...
March 05, 2020
More than 50 former diplomatic, national security and military officials call on Congress to overturn Trump Administration’s discriminatory, nationality-based bans on entry from Muslim-majority...
February 28, 2020
A year after “remain in Mexico” policy began, HRF finds more than 1,000 reports of kidnappings, assaults and rape of asylum-seekers   WASHINGTON – Today, a three-judge panel...
February 10, 2020
Proposed budget undermines human rights abroad, expands detention of asylum seekersHuman Rights Advocates Respond to Trump Budget Proposal WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration on Monday released...
February 04, 2020
Human rights advocates present evidence of erosion of respect for human rights laws and protections for refugees and asylum-seekers WASHINGTON – In anticipation of President Donald J. Trump’s...

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