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October 24, 2017 Washington, D.C.— As the Senate considers the nomination of Kevin McAleenan for commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Human Rights First urges members of the Senate...
October 17, 2017 New York City—As the Trump Administration continues its attack on the U.S. refugee protection system, Human Rights First today released a new report that analyzes the growing immigration...
October 12, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s speech today on the U.S. asylum system, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer has released the following statement: “Attorney General...
October 09, 2017 New York City—Last night the Trump Administration set forth a list of “Immigration Policy Priorities,” which come as lawmakers debate a deal to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
October 05, 2017 As I waited outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to observe the case Jennings v. Rodriguez, the line wrapped around the block. To my surprise, most of the people there were hoping to get a...
September 29, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a report that finds that in the eight months since President Trump signed his January 25 executive order calling for increased immigration detention...
August 22, 2017 Juan Osuna, the former director of the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), passed away suddenly last week. He will be sorely missed. Juan served in...

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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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