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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...
April 26, 2018 Los Angeles, California—As a caravan of Central American refugees and migrants makes its way to the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First today announced that it will partner with law firms to...
April 12, 2018 Over the last week, we once again witnessed President Trump’s harmful attempts to manufacture a crisis at the southern border when he directed the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland...
April 11, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today released the second part of a two-part 360 degree video series, Crossing the Line, that follows brave asylum seekers fleeing ...
April 11, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned a decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to temporarily halt a critical program that provides legal ...
March 29, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today condemned a policy shift by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that it will no longer generally release from detention pregnant women, including those...

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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

Factsheet | January 12, 2021
Download The Trump administration’s record on asylum is one of destruction, disorder, and blatant violations of refugee laws enacted by Congress. Its policies ...
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...

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