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July 07, 2014 Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER Congress is back this week and will hold two hearings to address the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. On Wednesday, the Senate...
July 02, 2014 Human Rights First knows all too well the importance of an immigration and asylum system with sufficient staff, training, and time to ensure that those detained by border authorities have an...
June 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First expressed serious concern about the Obama Administration's plan to begin detaining and quickly processing families at a 700 bed facility in Artesia, New Mexico...
June 23, 2014 Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s foreign minister, as well as the country’s Shiite and Sunni leaders. Kerry is...
June 18, 2014 Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Yet asylum seekers and other immigrants are often detained in jails and jail-like facilities and those who are released wait years for the...
June 16, 2014 Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama Administration is willing to talk with Iran about ways to address the current crisis in Iraq. Kerry said he would...

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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

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...
Issue Brief | May 25, 2018
In April 2018 approximately 240 Central Americans who had traveled together in a month-long caravan through Mexico sought asylum at the U.S. port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. While the caravan this...
Factsheet | March 23, 2018
The Trump Administration seeks to prevent refugees who pass through Mexico from receiving asylum in the United States. In addition to pushing for legislative change that would allow the U.S....
Issue Brief | March 19, 2018
America as a safe haven: this vision is central to the country’s ideals and identity. And it’s rooted in reality. The United States has a long history of providing refuge to victims of persecution....

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