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June 21, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for his leadership on improving accountability and transparency of  immigration detention facilities. His...
June 18, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As the House Judiciary Committee proceeds today with markup of the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2278, Human Rights First urges committee members to...
June 18, 2013 The House of Representatives recently passed the 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, and while several disappointing amendments that were attached to the bill passed, one...
June 05, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the strong vote that almost eliminated the wasteful and arbitrary immigration detention bed mandate. The amendment to the Department of...
April 26, 2013 Last week, the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” introduced an immigration reform bill that included critical, long-overdue provisions that have the potential to not only improve our immigration...
April 17, 2013 Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced earlier today could help thousands of refugees, according to Human Rights First. The bill includes key provisions to...
March 20, 2013 Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its hearing on “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values,” Human Rights First...

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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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