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May 16, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals today applauded the introduction of the Afghan Allies Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that would authorize four thousand new special...
May 16, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s speech on immigration, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following statement:  In today's speech on immigration, President Trump...
May 08, 2019 Los Angeles—In response to last night’s decision by the Ninth Circuit that will allow the Trump Administration to return those seeking protection to Mexico for the duration of their...
May 01, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s request from the Trump Administration for $4.5 billion dollars for border security, including for additional troops at the border, Human Rights First’s Bishop...
April 30, 2019 Earlier this week President Trump released a memorandum directing the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to impose a variety of new restrictions that would drastically undermine...
April 30, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to last night’s memorandum from President Trump that outlines steps that would drastically undermine the asylum system, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
April 26, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Pentagon is preparing to expand the military’s role at the southern border so that personnel can interact with migrants, Veterans for American Ideals...

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January 1, 2019

The Trump Administration has launched numerous executive orders, proclamations, and policies targeting asylum seekers and immigrants. Family separations, asylum bans, criminal prosecutions for migration offenses, and lengthy detentions are but a few examples.

Please join Human Rights First and Morgan Lewis for a panel discussion about the impact on asylum seekers and immigrants in California and beyond.

Thursday, 
January 24, 2019
4:00–5:00 pm
Cocktail reception to follow

Resources

Factsheet | May 10, 2019
Download Since January 2019, the Trump Administration has forced more than four thousand Central Americans trying to request asylum at the southern border to return to Mexico. These men, women,...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
In 1996, Congress created an expedited removal process in which immigration officers may order the deportation of certain noncitizens charged as inadmissible without a full hearing. One component of...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
U.S. immigration law and regulations provide asylum seekers with work authorization documents, which allow them to accept employment after their asylum applications have been pending for at least 180...
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...

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