For more than a year, the U.S. government has misused public health authority to expel and block families, adults, and children seeking refuge at the southern border.
Report | April 20, 2021
Failure to Protect: Biden Administration Continues Illegal Trump Policy to Block and Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger
Report | April 09, 2021
Protection Postponed: Asylum Office Backlogs Cause Suffering, Separate Families, and Undermine Integration
The Biden Administration has inherited a large and growing backlog of asylum claims.
Letter | March 03, 2021
Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Blinken, and Secretary Mayorkas: We, the undersigned, write to express our horror and outrage regarding the United States government’s plan...
Letter | February 22, 2021
Dear Acting Secretary Cochran and Director Walensky: As organizations that represent and advocate for migrants, refugees, and immigrant children as well as organizations committed to science-based...
Letter | February 16, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas, Our undersigned faith-based, immigration, civil rights, and human rights organizations urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reject the use of expedited...
Letter | February 09, 2021
NGO Letter to Biden Administration Welcoming Asylum Executive Order, Urging Swift Rescission of Harmful Policies
Dear President Biden: The executive orders your administration issued last week are welcome initial steps toward ending the illegal and inhumane asylum and border policies implemented by the Trump...
Letter | February 02, 2021
Dear President Biden: We write to urge your administration to immediately end the misuse of Title 42 public health authority to illegally and inhumanely expel asylum seekers and migrants at the...
Letter | February 01, 2021
Human Rights First’s Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 43/6...
Testimony | January 26, 2021
Testimony of Rob Berschinski before EU Parliament: “A U.S. Perspective on the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime”
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In a hearing before the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights, Human Rights First Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski outlined recommendations for Members of the European...
Factsheet | January 25, 2021
Recommendations to End “Remain in Mexico” and Bring People Seeking Protection Safely into the United States
On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the “suspension of new enrollments” in the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) also known as “Remain in Mexico.” Under the policy, the...