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June 27, 2018 The Trump Administration is attempting to replace its failed policy of family separation with the failed policy of family incarceration. ICE already detains families at three facilities in Dilley and...
June 22, 2018 On World Refugee Day, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that “halted” family separation but doubled down on the administration's obsession with detaining families with children...
June 20, 2018 New York City—In response to reports that President Trump signed an executive order that would indefinitely detain—rather than separate—families seeking protection at the southern border, Human...
June 20, 2018 Today, it was announced that President Trump intends to sign an executive order that will detain families together indefinitely rather than separate them at the border.  Make no mistake: this...
June 19, 2018 Donate to Human Rights First: Your donations help us provide free legal representation for asylum seeking families and children in court. One of the most effective ways to help children who...
June 04, 2018 Mothers and fathers who arrive with their children at an official port of entry to lawfully seek asylum are being forcibly separated from their children. Under Session’s “zero-tolerance” policy,...
May 03, 2018 By Molly McCullen  Today—on World Press Freedom Day—award-winning Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto's awaits his fate in a detention facility in El Paso. Nearly nine years after...

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Resources

Letter | January 29, 2020
Statement for the Record House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in...
Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...
| April 11, 2019
Plaintiffs seek a finding of civil contempt against the Los Angeles Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") for ongoing violations of the preliminary injunction in this case. In...
Blueprint | April 05, 2019
The Trump Administration has purposefully mismanaged the refugee and humanitarian challenges pushing people to flee political repression, human rights abuses, economic deprivation, and climate...

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