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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...
June 18, 2018
Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today expressed deep disappointment over the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the world’s...
June 14, 2018
New York City—In response to reports that the Trump Administration will build a tent city in Texas for migrant children separated from their parents, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer...
June 14, 2018
Houston, Texas—As the Trump Administration ramps up detention of refugees and migrants as part of its zero-tolerance policy, Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing the mental,...
June 11, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned the decision issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which aims to block many domestic violence survivors from asylum in the United States. In...
June 07, 2018
Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised a letter sent by Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Sylvester Turner of Houston, Jonathan Rothschild of ...
June 01, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s report submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense on civilian casualties, Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion issued the following statement: "The...
May 25, 2018
Houston, TX—Human Rights First today announced that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to increase the organization's legal representation for asylum seekers in the...
May 25, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to the nomination of Ronald Mortensen to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, the senior-most American diplomat representing...
May 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in partnership with a bipartisan coalition of organizations and individuals, today called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
May 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the proposal from Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that is tailored to current conflicts,...

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