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Immigration Detention

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

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September 19, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today condemned Attorney General Jeff Session’s decision to refer to himself a Board of Immigration Appeals decision in Matter of M-G-G-, a move that will likely lead...
August 21, 2018 In response to the increasing numbers of women and children requesting asylum at the southern border in the summer of 2014, the U.S. government massively increased family detention, which put...
August 13, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that it will partner with Robins Kaplan to provide free legal representation to refugees detained at Adelanto Detention Facility in...
August 10, 2018 By Kevin Schuster In April 2018, the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law filed a motion to enforce the Flores settlement agreement, claiming that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR...
July 27, 2018   New York City—Human Rights First today filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez, a case arguing that those seeking...
July 23, 2018 By Molly McCullen Human Rights First has been at the forefront of the fight to end immigration detention for more than a decade. Through our research and work providing legal...
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...

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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 | 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...
Factsheet | August 20, 2018
Leading pediatricians, physicians, and social workers have described the negative effects of immigration detention on children, which include behavioral regressions, depression, anxiety, and...
Factsheet | August 20, 2018
“We left our homes in Central America to escape corruption, threats, and violence. We thought this country would help us, but now we are locked up in a place where we feel threatened, including by...
Factsheet | August 20, 2018
What are “Family Residential Centers?” In response to the increasing numbers of women and children requesting asylum at the southern border in the summer of 2014, the U.S. government massively...

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