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June 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. government grapples with the humanitarian crisis surrounding the number of children, families and asylum seekers crossing the southern border, Human Rights First today...
May 27, 2014 Top News PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKS FOREIGN POLICY President Obama will discuss the administration's foreign policy and national security priorities during his West Point commencement address on...
April 09, 2014 In yesterday’s Times-Picayune,  Assistant Professor Ken Mayeaux of Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center (LSU Law), discussed the gaps in legal representation for immigrants....
March 21, 2014 NPR gave us an outstanding piece yesterday. Steve Inskeep lends voice to Saraa Zewedi Yilma, a woman seeking asylum in the United States after having fled persecution in Ethiopia.  The story...
January 29, 2014 Draft Principles Fall Short Washington, DC – The draft Republican immigration reform principles that appeared today are a serious development in the campaign to complete immigration reform...
October 11, 2013 Alexander* was being persecuted for his sexual orientation and finally fled his home country in 2010. By the time Human Rights First met him in 2011, he’d made it to the United States, but had been...
July 17, 2013 Washington, DC –Human Rights First urges members of Congress at today’s House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on National Securityhearing on “Border Security Oversight, Part III: Examining...

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Factsheet | August 08, 2022
Anti-Black Discrimination within US Immigration, Detention, and Enforcement Systems As detailed in a Shadow Report submitted to the CERD Committee, Black non-citizens in the US face disparate...
Report | August 03, 2022
The expedited removal process Congress created permits border officers to order the deportation of certain individuals charged with inadmissibility under U.S. immigration law without an immigration...
Report | July 22, 2022
This Shadow Report is submitted for the combined tenth, eleventh, and twelfth periodic review of the United States (“US”) by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“Committee”)....
Testimony | June 24, 2022
Testimony of Kennji Kizuka   Associate Director of Research and Analysis for Refugee Protection, Human Rights First Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Congress “South Korea’s...

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