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Immigration Detention

We press the U.S. government to end harmful immigration detention policies.

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March 26, 2021 NEW YORK -- Human Rights First welcomed today’s reintroduction of the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Adam Smith (D-WA), and Senator Cory Booker (D-...
January 13, 2021 Ana and Jorge, an Afro-Cuban couple, were kidnapped soon after U.S. border officers expelled them to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in 2020. They’d crossed the border to seek protection in the United States...
June 11, 2020 The Harvard College Data Analytics Group, under the auspices of Human Rights First, today launched Detained In Danger (www.detainedindanger.org), a database that tracks COVID-19 in ICE detention...
May 19, 2020 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First denounced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) indefinite extension today of its much-criticized order that has used the pretext of the pandemic to...
May 15, 2020 WASHINGTON - Nearly two dozen human rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights advocates and service providers, including Human Rights First, are coming together to seek the release of...
May 07, 2020 LOS ANGELES - Yesterday, Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia tragically died after being hospitalized for complications related to COVID-19. Escobar Mejia is the first person confirmed as having died in ICE...
April 18, 2020 NEW YORK -  A federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ordered the release of five immigrants from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, in...

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

At this lunchtime event, Human Rights First will present its key findings, and panelists and guests will discuss the real-world impact of immigration court changes, proposed changes, and backlogs on access to counsel, access to asylum, due process and fairness.  

Resources

Factsheet | January 12, 2021
Download The Trump administration’s record on asylum is one of destruction, disorder, and blatant violations of refugee laws enacted by Congress. Its policies ...
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...
Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...
| April 11, 2019
Plaintiffs seek a finding of civil contempt against the Los Angeles Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") for ongoing violations of the preliminary injunction in this case. In...

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