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.
Factsheet | March 10, 2020
Disinformation and Spin: Trump Administration Deploys Troops to Border, Paints Asylum Seekers and Attorneys as Threat
On March 6, 2020, as the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to freeze a February 28 ruling halting its forced return of asylum seekers to Mexico, government officials announced the...
Letter | March 06, 2020
March 6, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: Our 153 legal representation, refugee assistance, faith-based, human rights, and community groups write to urge your agency to end the “...
Letter | January 29, 2020
Statement for the Record House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in...
Letter | January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: One year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began implementing the policy it inexplicably labeled the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (...
Report | January 22, 2020
Since January 2019, the Trump Administration has forcibly returned thousands of asylum seekers to Mexico under a policy it absurdly dubbed as the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP). Waiting months...
Letter | January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020 Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the proposed regulations to amend regulations relating to eligibility for asylum published in the Federal Register on...
Letter | January 10, 2020
Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants
January 9, 2020 Dear Ms. Deshommes: Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal...
Report | December 05, 2019
Fiasco en la protección de los derechos humanos: continúan retornos peligrosos de solicitantes de asilo por el Gobierno del presidente Trump
En enero de 2109, el Gobierno del presidente Trump comenzó a retornar por la fuerza a solicitantes de asilo hacia México conforme a una nueva política llamada, irónicamente, el “Protocolo de...