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July 14, 2014 Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER Just days after President Obama released the details of his $3.7 billion proposed supplemental funding request to address the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing...
July 10, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – In a statement today submitted to ­­­the Senate Appropriations Committee, Human Rights First called on Congress to address the surge at the border in a holistic, effective...
July 08, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern about the fundamental strategy reflected in the administration’s emergency supplemental request sent to Congress today to ...
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...

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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.  

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| February 13, 2019
On January 29, 2019, the Trump Administration began implementing its perversely dubbed “Migration Protection Protocols.” In reality, this policy is about denying—not providing—protection to refugees...
| January 30, 2019
Between fiscal years (FY) 2010 and 2016, the percentage of asylum seekers from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras granted protection rose by 96 percent, according...
Factsheet | January 25, 2019
Recent data shows that asylum seekers continue to appear for immigration court proceedings at high rates. In fiscal year 2018, Department of Justice (DOJ) figures show that 89 percent of all asylum...
Report | January 15, 2019
In the name of national security, the Trump Administration has taken numerous steps that threaten the human rights of asylum seekers and other immigrants. Several of these punitive actions—such as...

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