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.
Testimony | September 18, 2007
Testimony by Human Rights First's Anwen Hughes to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law on September 19, 2007. Download
Opinions | May 16, 2007
Op-ed by Retired Marines Generals Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar. Fear can be a strong motivator. It led Franklin Roosevelt to intern tens of thousands of innocent U.S. citizens...
Testimony | April 23, 2007
Testimony by Human Rights First's Anwen Hughes to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law on April 24, 2007. Download
Amicus Brief | December 31, 2006
Fifth Circuit: Human Rights First, along with Human Rights Watch, the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program’s International Human...
Amicus Brief | July 31, 2006
Board of Immigration Appeals: Human Rights First filed an amicus brief addressing whether an asylum seeker who was kidnapped by a terrorist organization and forced to pay the organization money for...
Amicus Brief | May 31, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court: Human Rights First filed an amicus brief in the case of Lopez v. Gonzales. This brief highlights the fact that the government’s position in the case would have been inconsistent...
Amicus Brief | February 28, 2006
Ninth Circuit: Human Rights First, along with Jubilee Campaign USA, the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and Public Counsel filed an amicus brief...
Amicus Brief | September 30, 2005
Fifth Circuit: Human Rights First, along with Amnesty International USA, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, the Asian American Justice Center, and Episcopal Migration Ministries filed an amicus...