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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...
January 24, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration will begin forcibly returning some refugees requesting asylum at the U.S. southern border to Mexico as they await...
January 24, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Senate vote on the Trump-McConnell bill, a piece of anti-immigrant legislation that would have reopened the government at the expense of our nation’s asylum...
January 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act’’ under consideration in the Senate, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley released the following statement: The...
January 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Supreme Court decision lifting injunctions that will allow the Trump Administration’s policy banning certain transgender people from the military to go into...
January 15, 2019
Los Angeles—Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing the mental, physical, and legal impacts of massive overuse of immigration detention in California. Prisons and Punishment:...
January 10, 2019
Washington, D.C.—In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech from American University in Cairo this morning, Brian Dooley, senior advisor at Human Rights First, issued the following...
December 20, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the acquittal of dozens of NGO workers in Egypt who were convicted in 2013. Human Rights First has advocated for years for the convictions to...
December 20, 2018
New York City—In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that refugees seeking asylum at the southern border will be required to wait in Mexico, Human Rights First’s Kennji Kizuka, who...
December 19, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia striking down policies that made it nearly impossible for victims of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum,...
December 14, 2018
New York City – Human Rights First today mourns the death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who died after being detained by U.S. Border Patrol. She and her father...

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