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April 19, 2016 This morning the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Obaidullah, a 36-year-old Guantanamo detainee from Afghanistan who’s been imprisoned at the U.S. base in Cuba since October 2002....
April 18, 2016 On Saturday, nine Yemeni detainees were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Many had been there since the prison opened in 2002, and eight had been cleared for release since...
April 08, 2016 By Leah Schulz After nearly 600 days in detention, four court hearings, and a year and a half of separation from their loved ones, this Monday, April 11, American citizens Momed and Kamal Eldarat...
March 18, 2016 By Leah Schulz On Monday, March 21 the trial resumes in the UAE’s prosecution of American citizens Kamal and Momed Eldarat. Arrested in the UAE in August 2014, the Eldarats were held in secret,...
March 15, 2016 Imagine a four-year-old standing up in federal court to defend herself. If you need some help visualizing, watch some of these videos by immigration attorneys who filmed their own children in mock...
March 08, 2016 This morning 68-year-old Saifullah Abdullah Paracha, the oldest remaining Guantanamo detainee, received a Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing. The government says that Paracha worked with Khalid...
March 07, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed an announcement from the Obama Administration today that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes...

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October 10, 2017
A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

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Factsheet | September 05, 2018
When a person seeking protection enters the United States, they are often placed in immigration detention—a costly, largely unnecessary move that negatively impacts an individual’s physical and...
Report | July 18, 2018
For the last year, the Trump Administration has launched a barrage of policies to deter and punish those who come to our borders seeking protection. At the center of these attacks is the...
Factsheet | June 27, 2018
The Trump Administration is attempting to replace its failed policy of family separation with the failed policy of family incarceration. ICE already detains families at three facilities in Dilley and...
Report | June 14, 2018
Download Key Findings: Many immigrants in Texas, including asylum seekers, remain in unnecessary, lengthy, and prolonged detention—sometimes for well over one year. Among those in prolonged...

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