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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 12, 2019
New York City—In response to the House of Representatives passing the defense bill (National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 Fiscal Year, or “NDAA”), Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride...
July 12, 2019
New York City—In response to reports that the United States and Guatemala may enter into a “safe third country” agreement in the coming days, a move the Trump Administration would use to force...
July 10, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First President and CEO Mike Breen will testify today before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the Trump Administration’s cruel and inhumane policies...
July 09, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports of a new directive from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli that would allow asylum officers to conduct credible fear...
July 08, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement that he is launching a Commission on Unalienable Rights at the State Department, Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski, who was formerly...
July 04, 2019
New York City—In celebration of Independence Day, Human Rights First released the following statement: Today we celebrate the freedom of our country: freedom from tyranny, freedom to worship and...
July 02, 2019
New York City—In response to the release of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention in Rio Grande...
June 27, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the House of Representatives will vote on the Senate’s version of a supplemental funding bill that includes money for the humanitarian crisis at the...
June 27, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to roll back a program that would protect military spouses of active-duty troops from deportation, Human Rights First’s...
June 25, 2019
New York City—In response to reports that Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner John Sanders will step down, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley released the following statement:...

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