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August 18, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First expressed its alarm and profound concern that the Biden administration is reportedly considering creating its own version of the notorious Trump administration policy...
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...

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Letter | May 31, 2022
Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) (collectively,...
Report | April 21, 2022
Hoy, los Estados Unidos opera el sistema de detención más grande del mundo—un sistema que la administración de Biden utiliza para encarcelar a personas que buscan protección y refugio. Aunque esta...
Report | April 21, 2022
Today, the United States operates the world’s largest immigration detention system—a system the Biden administration uses to jail people seeking refugee protection. While this administration is not...
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 ...

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