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February 19, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Today, Human Rights First welcomed the news that the first asylum seekers stranded in Mexico under former President Trump’s cruel and illegal Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),...
February 04, 2021 WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced today an executive order that demonstrates that the United States is serious about addressing the global refugee crisis, climate-induced migration and...
February 02, 2021 Urgent Action Still Needed to Transit Vulnerable People to Safety in the U.S. WASHINGTON - Human Rights First welcomed President Biden’s executive orders and announcement of steps toward restoring...
January 29, 2021 WASHINGTON - Today marks the second anniversary of the Trump administration’s so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” which forced thousands of people...
January 22, 2021 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First, the National Immigration Law Center (“NILC”), and Sidley Austin LLP today filed an amicus curiae—friend of the court—brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case...
January 20, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Today, President Joe Biden, in one of his first acts as president reversed the Trump administration’s ban on immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority and select African countries....
January 20, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First welcomed a legislative proposal from President Biden that would begin to repair the damage done to the U.S. immigration and refugee systems and called on Congress to...

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May 5, 2019

Once a year, World Refugee Day honors refugees and asylum seekers.

Yet every single day, we are inspired by the courage and resilience of those who fled danger, risking everything in hopes of building a better life for themselves and their families.

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th, for a reception celebrating our clients, honoring the work of our pro bono and community partners, and recommitting to shaping a brighter future for those seeking safety from harm.

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Resources

Letter | February 22, 2021
Dear Acting Secretary Cochran and Director Walensky: As organizations that represent and advocate for migrants, refugees, and immigrant children as well as organizations committed to science-based...
Letter | February 16, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas, Our undersigned faith-based, immigration, civil rights, and human rights organizations urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reject the use of expedited...
Letter | February 09, 2021
Dear President Biden: The executive orders your administration issued last week are welcome initial steps toward ending the illegal and inhumane asylum and border policies implemented by the Trump...
Letter | February 02, 2021
Dear President Biden: We write to urge your administration to immediately end the misuse of Title 42 public health authority to illegally and inhumanely expel asylum seekers and migrants at the...

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