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February 23, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump's address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in which he repeated campaign rhetoric that compares immigrants to "snakes" that...
February 23, 2018 This piece was originally published on Medium. Last week, Congress failed, yet again, to secure a legislative compromise that would provide legal status to thousands of young people at...
February 22, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has removed “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer has issued...
February 13, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned introduction of the Secure and Succeed Act, calling the legislation a cruel attempt to punish asylum seekers and migrants through the use of...
February 09, 2018 New York City—Following tours this week of three immigration detention facilities in New Jersey, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and...
February 06, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to remarks made by President Trump at a roundtable on MS-13, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following response: “President Trump continues to falsely...
February 05, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged senators to support the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE), which would provide...

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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 | February 09, 2018
Myth: It’s easy to get asylum in the United States.  Fact: Asylum is an extremely complex and difficult process to navigate. The asylum process is a multi-step process that involves...
Issue Brief | February 09, 2018
In 1996, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, creating an expedited removal process in which immigration officers are able to order the deportation of...
Factsheet | February 09, 2018
As Congress and the Trump Administration debate immigration policy reforms, one critical—and often misrepresented—piece of information is the extent to which individuals in immigration removal...
Report | January 18, 2018
Punishing Refugees and Migrants: The Trump Administration's Misuse of Criminal Prosecutions Download As the world continues to face the largest displacement crisis since World War II,...

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