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October 09, 2018 At the end of September, I traveled down to Guantanamo Bay to observe the military commissions proceedings for the first time. I had been warned that it would be a paradoxical and strange experience...
July 18, 2018 By Eleni Bakst and Jake Benhabib Between April and June 2018, Human Rights First researchers conducted three monitoring missions to McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso, Texas to gather...
May 25, 2018 Houston, TX—Human Rights First today announced that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to increase the organization's legal representation for asylum seekers in the...
May 03, 2018 By Molly McCullen  Today—on World Press Freedom Day—award-winning Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto's awaits his fate in a detention facility in El Paso. Nearly nine years after...
March 15, 2018 This year the Trump Administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees. From the refugee ban to fear-mongering over MS-13, turning back asylum seekers at our border...
March 12, 2018 This is a crosspost from Medium. On the southeastern tip of Cuba, on a remote United States military base, at the end of a long road just past an old garbage pit, sits Camp X-Ray. In early 2002, X...
February 21, 2018 The military commission system at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is a ticking time bomb. On Friday, one of its cases exploded when Judge Vance Spath abated the proceedings and unleashed a half-...

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A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

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| February 13, 2019
On January 29, 2019, the Trump Administration began implementing its perversely dubbed “Migration Protection Protocols.” In reality, this policy is about denying—not providing—protection to refugees...
| January 30, 2019
Between fiscal years (FY) 2010 and 2016, the percentage of asylum seekers from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras granted protection rose by 96 percent, according...
Factsheet | January 25, 2019
Recent data shows that asylum seekers continue to appear for immigration court proceedings at high rates. In fiscal year 2018, Department of Justice (DOJ) figures show that 89 percent of all asylum...
Report | January 15, 2019
In the name of national security, the Trump Administration has taken numerous steps that threaten the human rights of asylum seekers and other immigrants. Several of these punitive actions—such as...

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